英语口语培训班：False Praise 虚伪的称赞
Todd: Nydja, we were talking about education andpraising students. Do you think that students todayare praised too much?
Nydja: I do. I don’t think that they need as muchpraise for poor work. If they’re doing good work,then of course they deserve it, but this false sense of success that kids are given is reallymessing with their heads later on in life.
Todd: How so? Like how do you think it affects them later in life if they have this false sense ofsuccess as you say?
Nydja: Well, when it comes time to really perform and to step up to the plate say in collegeor in their career in the future, they might not know how to do any of these skills. They’ve beenpropped up by, you know, compliments that are just full of air, so they might not really knowhow to go about doing something. They have a sense of entitlement that they should receivethat promotion or that good grade in college, even though they did nothing to actuallyachieve it.
Todd: Right, so do you actually … When you were younger did you have teachers who werevery strict? So if you failed, they let you know you failed?
Nydja: Yes. Yes. They let you know immediately. I had some teachers who weren’t very nice atall, and maybe he polar opposite. Didn’t cut you any break either. Let you know that youweren’t heading anywhere fast unless you turned it around quick, so they were not aboutbabying me or my classmates at all. It was very hard to get good grades because they gradedhard. Very different from my experience with the people who were in school today.