Reinforcement By bethanie bouray, taylor sheffield, Chelsea winter, and bethany parker

Reinforcement: a consequence that will strengthen an organism's future behavior whenever that behavior is preceded by a specific antecedent stimulus.

  • For every negative or scolding communication with a student, there should be four examples of positive communication.
  • When using praise as positive reinforcement, be sure to praise the specific behavior rather than overgeneralizing by praising the person. This will be more likely to reinforce the behavior.

Will reinforcement have a negative impact on students’ intrinsic motivations?

In your opinion, is positive or negative reinforcement more effective?

What is the benefit of having students voice their own preffered version of reinforcement?

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