If I deliver praise for each student’s
progress, it will help motivate all of my students.
I will use chocolate candy as a reinforcer for Mary doing
her assignment because I have seen it work so well to motivate Sue doing
Jose frequently blurts out answers. The teacher notices
that he frequently seeks her attention, and that she sometimes has provided
it following his blurting out. Thus, she decides to withhold all of her
attention to his blurting out and to give him immediate attention for
his hand-raising in order to reduce blurting out and increase hand-raising.
Reinforcement and reinforcer mean the same.
Praise would be considered an activity reinforcer.
It is unprofessional to treat students the same.
Reinforcement is NOT a form of bribery.
To use reinforcement effectively, do not use it frequently
when first trying to increase the occurrence of a new or weak skill.
Plan to cut back on reinforcer delivery once the behavior
begins to occur regularly.
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