The Magic Ratio 5 to 1


According to relationship researcher John Gottman, the magic ratio is 5 to 1. What does this mean? This means that for every one negative feeling or interaction between partners, there must be five positive feelings or interactions. Stable and happy couples share more positive feelings and actions than negative ones.

Students need to feel valued and safe to take risks with their learning.




Classroom Management & the Power of Positive Reinforcement: A How To Guide


Praise’s magic reinforcement ratio: five to one gets the job done.

100+ Ways To Praise A Child

I like the imagery of the burger below, however I prefer “corrective feedback” over “criticism”.