Positive motivation. That’s the point.
We teachers can and should praise our students when they do something well, like a quick answer, a correct one to a question by the teacher, after a correct exercise or activity.
It works with my adult learners. As well it works with kids.
We win more with positive motivation than without praising our students, whatever age they are. All in all the praising should be gentle, not too much praising, I would say. / Photo from: Cricket www tophdwall com