In schools, self-esteem boosting is losing favor to rigor, finer-tuned praise - The Washington Post



In schools, self-esteem boosting is losing favor to rigor, finer-tuned praise - The Washington Post

For decades, the prevailing wisdom in education was that high self-esteem would lead to high achievement. The theory led to an avalanche of daily affirmations, awards ceremonies and attendance certificates — but few, if any, academic gains.

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