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Teachers, Stop Teaching Kids To Reward Anything and Everything With Junk Food And Candy!

Teachers, Stop Teaching Kids To Reward Anything and Everything With Junk Food And Candy!

As has been my custom, in December I repost outdated favourites from years long gone by way of. This yr am having a look again to 2016.

The previous 50 years of so have viewed scads of bad societal adjustments to how we use meals, and close to the highest of that heap lies our now normalized use of junk meals to praise, pacify, and entertain our youngsters at each flip.

Take the jelly bean prayer up above. That was once despatched house with RD Nadine Devine‘s Junior Kindergartener in honour of Easter.

WWJD? Not that.

Or this needs-to-be-seen-to-be-believed word that was once despatched house with some other good friend’s five yr outdated.

I consider that the academics chargeable for the ones two examples do not see both as unwise as why query commonplace behaviours? If everybody does them, they should be good enough.

Yet I would guess that if those self same two Kindergarten academics mirrored at the lesson their use of study room junk meals is educating their extremely impressionable, younger, scholars, they’d acknowledge that educating extremely babies that it’s commonplace to praise even the smallest of victories or celebrations with junk meals isn’t of their scholars’ easiest pursuits.

Teachers, in case you are studying this, as far as rewarding children move, it isn’t tough to take action with out sweet. Extra-recess, dressing your instructor up in humorous clothes, being in control of faculty bulletins, a study room dance birthday celebration, have a category out of doors, hand out “no-homework” passes, stickers, bookmarks, and many others…

I do know that academics care deeply about their scholars, which is why I essentially consider that striking an finish to junk-food study room rewards is one thing that society, and academics, can repair.

[And for some tips as to how it’s possible you’ll start to way this with one your youngsters’s academics, coaches, no matter, here is one thing I wrote a couple of years in the past about shutting down your youngsters’s sugar pushers]

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