The Benefits of Encouraging and Rewarding Positive Behavior At Pushier school children are rewarded for displaying positive behavior. The children are in house teams which are represented by both a name of a famous painter and a color I. E. Salvador Dali – black bead. Various children from each class from year 1 to year 6 make up the house teams. If a child shows positive behavior they are rewarded with a house color bead which they put into a large clear box fixed to the wall near the office. At certain times during the year the beads are counted and the winning team is rewarded.
This can be in the form off film show or a special crafting session. One day at break time I was walking back to the office when one of my class pupils called me to help her. She was trying to help one of the younger pupils who was crying and clutching her elbow. When asked what had happened the class pupil said that the younger child had been walking up the stairs and had slipped over banging her arm. My pupil had picked her up and helped her to the class to calm her down and ask my advice. The younger pupil was clearly shaken up and upset, so I sat her own and had a look at her arm and found a small graze on her elbow.
I cleaned it with an antiseptic wipe and applied a plaster. She calmed down and stopped crying. I asked my class pupil to walk us to the office so that we could record the incident accurately in the accident book. Once completed and we were back in the class I spoke to my pupil praising her for her kind actions. I gave her two beads. I explained to the rest of the class what had happened and we all gave her a clap for her model behavior. The head teacher also mentioned her good deed in the special assembly.
By rewarding my pupil’s positive behavior, explaining it to the class and in turn the school during assembly, the children will see her how pleased I was with the way the pupil had behaved Hopefully, this would encourage her and in turn all the pupils to continue to act in the same positive way in the future. I was happy with the way I handled the situation and would not have done anything differently. I was confident that I had followed the correct school procedures, rewarded the pupil sufficiently and that the classes had responded well. The Benefits of Encouraging and Rewarding Positive Behavior By Lee_Wills