1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi Guest, welcome to the TES Community!

    Connect with like-minded education professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you.

    Don't forget to look at the how to guide.

    Dismiss Notice

Negative comments and phrases

Discussion in 'Behaviour' started by Tom_Bennett, May 25, 2011.

  1. Tom_Bennett

    Tom_Bennett Occasional commenter

    I think if you want more responses, you need to be more specific; at the moment this is too general, IMO.
    Do you mean language from teachers or students? Comments from students or teachers? And can you be more clear what you mean by negative and positive language? I mean, the most negative word I can think of is 'no', and I hear that quite a lot. But sometimes the use of the word 'no' is a positive thing, if by positive we mean beneficial, compassionate, or any number of affirmative abstracts. For example, if a child asked me if they could play in the traffic, I'd say 'No', and feel pretty positive about it.
    Context, I suspect, is all; as is defining your terms. Can you elaborate?
  2. gergzzz

    gergzzz New commenter

    I think that is a bit of banter, having a joke and hopefully would improve relationships within the class???

Share This Page