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025: Don’t say THAT to students! Here’s what you should say…

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In this episode

Rewards are about manipulation but students thrive on appreciation and encouragement. Behavior is not a commodity to be bought and sold. There are many default strategies & sayings adult educators must avoid, but what do we say instead to improve behaviors & motivation? Richard Curwin delivers key insights and strategies to meet students’ basic needs of identity, connectedness & power.

About today’s guest

Dr. Richard Curwin is the author or co-author of 20 books related to behavior and motivation. He trains in educational environments around the world and recently settled in Israel. He writes posts for Edutopia and editorials for the Jerusalem Post and continues to love teaching. He currently teaches Jewish, Muslim, Christian educators from all sectors of Israel who work well together and all pray for peace in the holyland.

Recommended Resources:

  • Curwin,R.,  Mendler, A., Mendler, B., Discipline with Dignity: New Challenges: New Solutions, 3rd edition, ASCD, Alexandria Va. 2008.
  • Curwin, R., Meeting Students Where They Live: Motivation In Urban Schools, ASCD, Alexandria, Va. 2010.

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