Managing Classroms with Punishment & Rewards

Rae Pica with Dr. Marvin Marshall, Dr. Deb Moberly, Maureen Kelleher

According to a recent study, 98 percent of teachers are using punishments and rewards for classroom management, but are they really effective? Are there better ways to motivate young students? If so, why are sticks and carrots so popular? In this segment we explore the difference between classroom management and discipline and look at creative strategies aimed at promoting internal motivation in students.

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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Dr. Marvin Marshall is the author of the landmark education book Discipline without Stress® Punishments, or Rewards: How Teachers and Parents Promote Responsibility & Learning. Dr. Deb Moberly is an Associate Professor and Early Childhood Coordinator in the Division of Teaching and Learning, UMSL. Maureen Kelleher covered Chicago’s public schools for over a decade. Now she’s a contributing writer to Education Week.
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