HOW DOES BEHAVIOR DEVELOP
BEHAVIOR IS STRENGTHENED OR WEAKENED BY ITS CONSEQUENCES. WHAT ARE CONSEQUENCES? (CONSEQUENCES ARE THE EFFECT, RESULT, OR OUTCOME OF SOMETHING OCCURRING EARLIER). EXAMPLE: The accident was the consequence of reckless driving.
There are 3 different types of consequences:
- Logical Consequence is when a consequence is logical when it is related to the child’s misconduct.
- An artificial consequence iswhen a consequence is artificial when it is unrelated to the child’s misconduct.
- Natural consequence is when a consequence is natural when it is related and it occurs with natural ways, apart from a teacher’s intent.
Here are 3 examples of each consequence:
Situation 1:Susan got a drink after the playing games outside in the play yard and then spit water on a classmate.
Logical Consequences: Wipe up the water,lose drink privileges for a time and launder classmate’s uniform at home.
Susan writes, “I will not spit water” 100 times.
Susan slips on the wet floor and bruises her knee.
Situation 2: After receiving a warning, Bobby continues to bounce the ball in the classroom, while the teacher is talking.
Logical Consequences: The teacher removes the ball for a time and sits to think about what are the differences between listening and showing respect.
Artificial Consequence: Bobby runs 5 laps around the playground area.
Natural Consequence: Bobby does not hear the directions, and does not know how to complete the next activity.
Situation 3:Dan forgot his swimsuit for camp on the day children were practicing swimming strokes for the test.
Logical Consequence: Complete a workout by walking around the pool for several laps.
Artificial Consequence: Receive detention to stay after camp hours.
Natural Consequence: Poor test performance due to lack of practice.