Specific Praise - Middle School

What is the "Specific Praise" instructional strategy?

With "Specific Praise", the teacher delivers specific feedback regarding observed student success, informing the student exactly what was done correctly and praising success.  Specific praise should be faded as student success maintains.  This helps the student to discriminate correct versus incorrect responses and understand how to continue with success.

What are the "Middle School" context videos?

The Middle School videos focus on the application of the entire range of Primary Level strategies to students in Middle school classroom settings. The videos represent a cross section of student abilities, instructional focus, and group sizes.

The following is a list of all of the Primary Level training videos  involving the "Specific Praise" instructional strategy within a Middle School context that are available for viewing. 

(NOTE: All videos are in a streaming WMV file format, and clicking on the "Play video" link will open up Windows Media Player on your computer. Instructions for playing WMV files on a Macintosh computer can be found on this web page.)

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Instructional Videos
Video NamesVideo DescriptionsVideo Run TimesVideo Links
B1This video demonstrates the instructional strategies of Structure and Consistency, Communicating High Expectations, Opportunities to Respond, and Specific Praise within a Behavior instructional focus.

These strategies are being used in a Middle School, Group Instruction context with General Education/LBD students and Autism/MSD students.

1 minute, 4 secondsPlay video
R3This video demonstrates the instructional strategies of Modeling, Practice, Specific Praise, and Correction within a Reading instructional focus.

These strategies are being used in a Middle School, Individual Instruction context with Autism/MSD students.

1 minute, 50 secondsPlay video