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02.01.15Positive Framing Examples and Non-Examples

People are motivated by the positive far more than by the negative. Seeking success and happiness will spur stronger action than seeking to avoid punishment. The power of the positive should influence the way you teach. Positive Framing, then, is about framing your interactions—particularly corrections of the academic and behavioral variety—so that they reinforce this larger picture of faith and trust, even while you remind students of a better course of action. Knowing what Positive Framing looks and sounds like is just as important as knowing what it doesn’t. This month’s Grab and Go provides you examples and non-examples to get clear on both.

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