Positives about positive reinforcement
- Published: Friday, 13 January 2017 22:03
- Written by Super User
Positive reinforcement not only encourages repeat desired behavior, but increases comfort. Increasing comfort increases calm body chemistry which, according to Dr. Sandy Gluckman, increases students' ability to intake new information and retain information. Positive reinforcement increasing the ability to learn in general in addition to helping on a particular lesson.
The best positive reinforcement is real life results, but there can be many other ways to positively reinforce that are effective.
Token economies, writing praise, speaking encouraging words, and leading praise for exemplary work are all ways to effectively reinforce desired behavior, language or actions.