Positive reinforcement is a behavior modification strategy that is used to inspire good behavior. In order for students to make positive changes with respect to their behavior, they must have an unambiguous idea of what constitutes good, positive behavior. The behavior needs to be positively reinforced when it is demonstrated in any way.
Positive reinforcement is any circumstance that follows good behavior and increases the chance of that behavior being repeated and eventually becoming the norm. For teachers, coaches, parents, bosses, managers, and mentors, implementing positive reinforcement will aid in maintaining motivation and increased interest. Varying the frequency and type of positive reinforcement for individuals is highly suggested, so that it remains effective. Positive reinforcement is most effective when it is given as soon as the behavior is witnessed. You may start to notice more than better behavior. It can contribute to increased self-esteem, motivation, and inspiration.
Below are ways that will lead to increased good behavior with positive reinforcement within a classroom setting, at home or in an athletic environment.
Classroom (lower & upper elementary)
Things To Say At Home/In An Athletic Environment (youth/middle/ high school)
Do you have any phrases to add to the above lists?
With the support of parents and teachers, kids can learn strategies to cope with fluency issues that affect his or her reading. Below are some tips and specific strategies to implement.
What students can do to help themselves
1. Track the words with your finger as a parent or teacher reads a passage aloud. Then you read it.
2. Have a parent or teacher read aloud to you then match your voice to theirs.
3. Read your favorite books and poems over and over. Practice getting smoother and reading with expression.
What parents can do to help at home
1. Support and encourage your child. Realize that he or she is likely frustrated by reading.
2. Check with your child's teachers to find out their assessment of your child's word decoding skills. If your child can decode words well, help him or her build speed and accuracy by: