Author Archives: natberry2013

Reflection: What I Have Learned!

I have been somewhat vocal about how I never wanted to do this module. When I was given it, I was pretty annoyed and tempted to swap it immediately. However, after much consideration, I decided that I would go to … Continue reading

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Synthesis Blog: An Overview of Reinforcement and Punishment in Schools and Higher Education

Throughout these topic blogs, I have been addressing the implications of positive and negative reinforcement and punishment in both schools and higher education settings. From the outset I was worried that there would not be enough topics in this area … Continue reading

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Blog 7: Reinforcement and Punishment in Higher Education

In previous blogs, I introduced the notion of reinforcement and punishment as strategies for effective classroom management. Taking the current literature in the area and the comments of others on board, I concluded that teachers should endeavour to use reinforcement … Continue reading

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Blog 6: Classroom management: the use of detentions in schools

Over the last few weeks, I have been blogging about the effects that reinforcement and punishment can have on a child’s behaviour, wellbeing, and learning in school. In week 4, I focussed on the use of time-out in schools due … Continue reading

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Blog 5: Classroom management: Bullying in schools

This week’s blog is going to follow on from my previous blogs about the reinforcement and punishment that pupils are given in schools for both good and bad behaviour. I have previously discussed the use of positive reinforcement for good … Continue reading

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Classroom management: the use of time-out in schools

In this week’s blog I am going to expand on the topic of classroom management that I introduced in my first blog. I have previously discussed classroom management and the fact that the education system is currently using positive and … Continue reading

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Are happy students successful students?

I am sure we have all been there! You have a rubbish day so you have no motivation to work and mope around the house in your pyjamas watching endless episodes of Jeremy Kyle to remind yourself that life is … Continue reading

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