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Behavior Plans/Classroom and Group Support/Teacher Tools/Positive Reinforcement | Special Connections Positive Reinforcement What is positive reinforcement? Positive reinforcement is anything that occurs after a behavior that increases the likelihood that the behavior will reoccur. Many teachers do not believe in positive reinforcement because they do not want to reward students for just doing what is expected. This attitude is unfortunate. Why is it important to use positive reinforcement in the classroom? Techniques based on positive reinforcement are often perceived to threaten individuals’ freedom as autonomous human beings (Maag, 2001b). What characteristics does an effective group positive reinforcement include? Find what is reinforcing. The trick to effective positive reinforcement is finding what is truly reinforcing to students. Make the reinforcements inexpensive and easy. Many teachers feel budget constraints and pressure to meet all academic requirements. Control access to reinforcers. Teachers should control the access to all reinforcers. Type Definition Pros Cons Chart Moves Puzzles

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