persuasion is better than force

persuasion is better than force

proverb You are more likely to have success if you coax or convince someone to do something rather than pressuring or coercing them. In my opinion, persuasion is better than force in the classroom. Disinterested kids will eventually tune out if you keep yelling at them and threatening them with detention.
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