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Positive Reinforcement

Positive Reinforcement is vital to student success in the classroom and everywhere in life! This series will provide a brief explanation of positive reinforcement and how it works, and how to implement it in the classroom.

Positive Reinforcement Resources and Links:

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If you want a certificate, please watch the full training above. There is no option to receive a certificate if you watch these shorter video segments.

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This video shares a very brief overview about human behavior.

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This video shares some basic information about positive reinforcement and how it supports classroom success.

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No bribery here! This video shares the difference between reinforcement and bribery!

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How do we know what students find reinforcing? This video provides suggestions for discovering those valuable items!

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Building student relationships is a vital step in any classroom, and in implementing positive reinforcement.

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When you make a deal with students, you must honor it! Follow through can include giving promised items or not giving an item-only when a student does not complete their end of the deal.

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This video shares information on how to teach a student to use a token board from a beginner skill level and how to advance to more tokens.

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Once you know the basics of positive reinforcement, it is time to put those skills into action.

Bonus Videos

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Have you ever had difficulty getting a reinforcer back from a student? Join us to learn strategies to get items back without challenging behavior!

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Waiting is hard! This video shares strategies for teaching students to wait.

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What is pre-session pairing? How can it support building positive relationships? Find out in this video!

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This video shares tips and strategies for teaching individuals to request a break. Teaching a student to request a break can be a powerful strategy to reduce challenging behavior.

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First/Then boards are a visual support that break down what a student needs to do first, typically followed by a motivating item (next). this is an effective support for many students.

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