Pg. 350 SES
I often hear people say that students that come from poor families aren't successful because of their socio-economic status or that they won't be successful because of their situation. I wish people would stop labeling others and instead help the students in need to better their situation and in return better their development. I understand that sometimes we can't change everything but every little that we do helps. Sometimes to help the students you have to get the parents involved. I'm sure things change at different grade levels, but me and my team would do house visits when we thought it would help the student.
Pg. 362 Classroom Climate
Speaking of things changing with grade levels, I was surprised to read that after the primary grades praise is not an effective reinforcer. It does makes sense that younger children respond to praise because they want to please adults, but it also makes sense that as they get older they see praise as irrelevant unless it's linked to their progress.