Best way to get students to school on time is through praise, Y. researchers find

by | Dec. 06, 2010

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Forget the tardy slip.

New research out of Brigham Young University suggests that the best way to get students to show up on time to school is by praising them for punctuality.

Paul Caldarella and other researchers of the David O. McKay School of Education found that the main way local elementary schools deal with tardy students is by sending warning letters home to parents. The more tardies the student had, the more severe the letters would become. The warning letters ultimately ended in a notification for truancy court.

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