Teachers have the choice to reinforce the behavior of students who do what they’re supposed to do or punish behavior that they do not want to see in a classroom. You face these same challenges on a daily basis – as parents, in the military, in your career, and so on.
In your essay this week, address the following:
Define positive reinforcement
Define negative reinforcement
Show how you have applied and/or discuss how you will apply these choices to your daily life
Share your experiences regarding the effectiveness of the two types of reinforcement and punishment in various situations.
Finally, share something that you learned from Chapter Five that might change the way that you handle certain situations or that supports the way that you currently handle these situations.