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Scholars Day: April 11, 2012

If You Give a Kid a Cookie...

Rewards and punishments are commonly seen as classroom strategies that manage inappropriate behaviors in our schools. The intended goal is to change the behavior of students, yet in many cases the change may only be for a moment. This presentation offers research studies that support the idea that the use of rewards and punishments may not be the most successful strategies in attempting to change the behavior of students. This presentation also provides alternative management styles that can be used to encourage behavior that enhances learning and reinforces internal motivation. The findings will benefit current and future educators alike.


Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.
Presenter: Kristen Scotty (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Education and Human Development
Location: 216 Hartwell
Time: 2:30 pm Session IV