Reinforcement Discussion Board.
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In Modules/Weeks 1, 2, 4, and 5 you will participate in the Discussion Board Forums. For each forum, you will post at least 300 words in response to a provided prompt, supporting your assertions with at least 3 citations in proper, current APA format. Required sources are the textbook and a scholarly article (no websites, newspaper articles, etc.), and you must include at least 1 biblical reference with chapter and verse. In addition to your thread, you must also respond to at least 2 classmates, posting replies of at least 150 words each. Refer to the provided rubric to ensure guidelines are followed. You are encouraged to post your thread early, to allow the opportunity to further the topic of discussion.
Question/Prompt: Reinforcement is central to the behaviorist view of learning. Define reinforcement and discuss 1 suggestion from your textbook of how reinforcement could be used to increase desirable behaviors in the classroom (see Ormrod, 2016, Chapter 4). Provide an example of a classroom behavior that you would like to increase using your selected technique. Describe how you would actually go about implementing it in the classroom. Share an example from the Bible of when Jesus used reinforcement to increase desirable behaviors in his followers.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.