It is common practice to use praise in the school setting and the vast majority of teachers would agree that praise has many benefits. These can range from helping to improve behaviour to enhancing competence and fostering student success. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that 'praise' is not the panacea once thought. In this module teachers will begin to address some key questions on the subject, for example: Are all types of praise equally important or are some forms counterproductive, particularly if delivered in an unstructured or haphazard way? Do all students perceive and accept praise in the same way? Should we praise the child or what they do? The module will culminate in the development of practical strategies for using praise as a tool to nurture students' intrinsic motivation.