In "How Negative Social Proof Can Undermine Classroom Management" Bryan Harris discusses the idea of "negative social proof," where students may hear a teacher stressing a list of bad behaviors and possibly be influenced to increase that behavior. Harris writes, "As educators, we are better served to point out and discuss the positive behaviors of the majority of our students." He talks about the effect of negative social proof on classroom management.
Read the full blog post on the ASCD Inservice Blog.
Bryan Harris is the author of Battling Boredom.