Positive Reinforcement

How to use positive reinforcement to strengthen behavior



Positive reinforcement is used to strengthen a behaviour by delivering an immediate consequence each time that behavior is displayed.

The teacher in this video will use Positive Reinforcement to consistently reward expected behavior. Her use of positive reinforcement includes giving out participation dollars and to reward the display of the desired behavior, which in this case is classroom participation.


At every stage of the lesson and throughout the entire school day, the teacher uses positive reinforcement by giving out participation dollars immediately after a desired behavior is displayed.