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BRAINSAREFUN FEARLESS FRIDAY BLOG – Bright Futures With Reading, Math and Study-Skills – Friday May 30, 2014

CRYING OUT FOR SUCCESS

I had to find skills that were self-rewarding. The very act of "learning" had to be experienced as "success." 

I had some excellent teachers and learned that "teaching" works. I learned:

  • Positive reinforcement is any reward that increases the behavior you want;
  • Negative reinforcement is any reward that decreases the behavior you don't want.

So challenging is this awkward and contrarian truth, that I had to write down my answers. It's hard as you shall see as you do it:

  • Three behaviors I wanted to increase (in myself and/or others):
    1. ​​A
    2. B
    3. C
  • Three behaviors I wanted to decrease (in myself and/or others):
    1. ​​A
    2. B
    3. C

Additional tools: Positive Discipline and Rewards and Punishments

Thanks for all you do to save academic lives,

 

 


Rory Donaldson, Chief Brain, Success with reading, math and study-skills teacher, Brainsarefun. To save academic lives Brainsarefun's Fearless Friday Blog is published fearlessly every Friday, © 2012 – 2014 by Rory Donaldson, rory@brainsarefun.com, 860-304-3178. Our kids deserve a chance.

Rory Donaldson

I flood kids with reading, math and study-skill success.