Punished by Rewards? The Trouble with Gold Stars
September 8th (7pm)
Facilitator: Hayley Rice
Child-Adolescent Psychotherapist Play Therapist MA MIAHIP MIAPTP
- Be guided through research on reward systems and how they impact on children's behaviour, self-esteem and intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation.
- Have an opportunity to consider the limitations that reward charts bring to students from a developmental lens through the 'expectation gap'.
- Hear the research on why rewards punish and how rewards do not get to the root of the issue, foster disconnection and decrease co-operation.
Alternatives to using reward charts will be presented.
You will learn further practical ways to encourage collaboration, pro-social behaviour, build relationships and create a harmonious classroom will also be given.
Opportunities for questions and answers will be provided. Finally, a list of further resources for teachers will be given and the 3 steps to developing co-operation in the classroom without the use of reward charts.
An overview of the work of Alfie Kohn from his book 'Punished by Rewards' will be introduced.