Positive Reinforcement for Class Participation
Lesson Objective: See Ms. Hall using simple rewards to recognize class participation
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Thought starters

  1. Notice how Ms. Hall takes 10 seconds to review her expectations for participation What is meant by the narrator's statement of "always show you mean business"?
  2. How does Ms. Hall's positive approach encourage participation?
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Positive reinforcement is a powerful tool. No matter how small the accomplishment, always praise the achievement. Working in a psychoed environment, it is very important that these children receive powerful praise no matter how little or how big an accomplishment was. Many students struggle through life without being acknowledged for the good they do. Seems that their faults get the most attention.No matter how rough of a day we had in the classroom, I always found something to praise the students about during the day, whether it was lining up quietly for recess or just simply following directions or completing an assignment that was difficult for them in addition to getting their behavior back on track. Positive reinforcement is a great motivator!
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Can someone clarify how the clipboard and stickers go togehter. Does she keep a record of the responses and then at a later point pass out the stickers? How does the student paper "wall" related to the larger posted wall in the classroom ?
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Also, would this need to be modified for 1st /2nd grade students? Maybe when I better understand the larger "wall" this may make more sense.
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I was surprised to see that this worked with older students, I used this reward structure with my 6th graders, but will try it with my 10th & 11th graders as well. Thank you for sharing the video.
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  • Summary

    An award-winning design and technology (D&T) Advanced Skills Teacher (AST), shows behavior expert John Bayley how she engages a lively


    An award-winning design and technology (D&T) Advanced Skills Teacher (AST), shows behavior expert John Bayley how she engages a lively Year 9 class, in this short classroom-management and pedagogy video.
    Kelly Hall uses rewards and encouragement to maintain pupils' interest, and participation levels rise when she praises their contributions.
    Kelly has planned a Key Stage 3 lesson on product analysis that involves a series of short and varied activities to prevent boredom, reducing the need for disciplining and keeping the lesson moving.
    Her approach earns her respect from the pupils and John is impressed with her efficient methods.



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Lesson Idea

Grades 9-12, All Subjects, Class Culture

Lesson Idea

Grades 9-12, ELA, Class Culture

Teaching Practice

All Grades / All Students / Class Culture