Sean Coughlan reported for BBC News on the Sutton Trust report on effective teaching practice.
Teachers who give struggling pupils “lavish praise” could make them even less likely to succeed, research into classroom tactics has suggested.
The Sutton Trust education charity has warned that many strategies used by teachers have no evidence to show that they really work.
Too much praise for low achievers can “convey a message of low expectations”.
Read the full report here.