Training Students With Behavioral Problems to Recruit Teacher Praise

Andrew Markelz, Benjamin Riden, Karen Rizzo

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Students with emotional and behavioral disorders exhibit high levels of inappropriate behaviors. Although many teachers are aware of the benefits of teacher praise, its use in classrooms remains low. Training students to recruit praise is a method to counter suppressing contingencies and increase praise rates for desired classroom behaviors. With minimal planning and training, students can begin recruiting the attention they seek while you begin delivering the praise needed to encourage and maintain appropriate behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-44
Number of pages8
JournalBeyond Behavior
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The contents of this report were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, # H325D130021. Contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Patricia Gonzalez.

Publisher Copyright:
© Hammill Institute on Disabilities 2017.


  • education/training
  • recruiting praise
  • teaching strategies


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