Flattery!


I have say that I am quite proud of myself. Why, you ask? Well, I was going through the Reading program’s accompanying workbook and came across a workbook page I thought might be a little bit sophisticated for my students. I vacillated on whether or not to give it as a workbook page for my students, when suddenly I had a fantastic idea.

“I know what I’ll do. I’ll flatter them,” I said to myself. I’m not sure they can do it, but I will tell them that they are so good at figuring out “things” like this and see if it works. Fast forward a couple of days and you will see me laying it on pretty thick.

I told them that I almost didn’t give them a worksheet in their packet because it was pretty challenging. But, since I knew they could handle it, I gave it to them anyway.

“Are you ready?,” I asked.

“Of course we are,” yelled out one of my students, Peter.

So, I don’t have to tell you that they completed the worksheet without a hitch. The reason for my success- Flattery. It will get you everywhere.

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2 thoughts on “Flattery!

  1. I agree 100%.
    But don’t forget good old bribery…one of the best inventions too.
    It is good to be reminded how important belief in the self is.
    Thanks for the post.

  2. Teachermum, I do bribe them. Although I’ve been promising to post pictures forever, I really will post pictures of my classroom store when my students “buy” this upcoming Friday.

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