Lesson 1- Definitions and Comparisons
- Learners will read and understand important terms for this mini-course.
- Learners will recall the classroom management model
- Learners will compare and contrast discipline and punishment
- Behavior Management- It is important for teachers to have clear rules and expectations for students to follow (Reinke, et. al, 2013).
- Discipline- When a child is given rewards and consequences for their behavior (Sadruddin, 2012).
- Punishment-Focuses on reducing unwanted behaviors followed by a stimulus (Sadruddin, 2012)
- Positive Reinforcement- behavior is maintained by rewards(Sadruddin, 2012)
- Negative Reinforcement- behavior is followed by removal of something(Sadruddin, 2012)
An effective model of classroom management is the Skinnerian model of discipline:
- Behavior is followed by using consequences (Sadruddin,2012)
- Behavior is kept by using reinforcement (Sadruddin,2012)
To increase your understanding of the differences of positive and negative reinforcement, please construct a diagram of the differences and submit by Google doc.
Cosgrave, Gavin. (n.d). Negative Reinforcement. Educate Autism Tools to Help you Teach.
Reinke, W. M., Herman, K. C., & Stormont, M. (2013). Classroom-Level Positive Behavior Supports in Schools Implementing SW-PBIS: Identifying Areas for Enhancement. Online Submission,
Sadruddin, M. M. (2012). Discipline - Improving Classroom Management through Action Research: A Professional Development Plan. Journal Of Managerial Sciences, 6(1), 23-42.
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