Are you trying to understand proper reinforcement techniques, how to redirect mistaken behaviors, and create a more positive classroom experience?
The goal for positive reinforcement is to help create an intrinsic desire for the child’s good behaviors. In other words, we want the child to see the joy in good behavior instead of fear of punishment for misbehaving.
Redirection is taking fewer desirable behaviors and emotions and trying to turn them into a positive situation. The goal is to redirect an upset child’s attention onto something that is not upsetting to them in order to calm them down. Using redirection will avoid giving into what the child wants or rewarding undesirable behavior, and instead bring their attention to another activity or item.
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Comment some redirection techniques you've used with children!
Here are a few of mine:
Walking/stomping/jumping like animals.
Singing a song.
Talking very quietly so they have to be quieter to listen.