Are “honour rolls” harmful?

“A Calgary school’s decision to axe all certificates and ceremonies honouring academic and athletic achievement is garnering the support of a controversial author and education critic who says rewards aren’t at all useful to students.

St. Basil Elementary and Junior High School is doing away with all certificates and ceremonies honouring academic and athletic achievement, saying awards eventually lose their lustre to students who get them while often hurting the self-esteem and pride of those who don’t get a certificate.”

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/axing-the-honour-roll-do-rewards-hinder-learning-1.2335963

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