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Behaviorism ScenariosBehaviorism ScenariosQuinn Turner, Kenedy Paproski, Kara Carlson, Jessica LawsonGrand Canyon University: ELM-200November 15, 20161
Behaviorism Scenarios1. Second grader Marla has gotten out of her seat during teacher-led instruction (of various topics/subjects) 5 times in the last week. When you asked her why she was getting up, she told you, "I just get antsy!"Strategy to eliminate Marla’s behavior would be to incorporate more kinesthetic learning and hands-on behavior. For one week do energy outlets such as running/sprinting in place, jumping jacks, crab walking, and so on. This would be a positive reinforcement forMarla because the whole class would be involved and if she still stands up during teacher instruction time then she needs to be pulled aside after the week is over. To motivate Marla to not interrupt the class during teaching, I can tell her that if she goes a week without interrupting and sitting quietly then she can get a prize out of the treasure chest. If she fails to do so then she will have to sit next to the teacher’s desk for the days she interrupts (Weimer, 2012).Continuous reinforcement will be used by using the incentive, the treasure chest, throughout the weeks that Marla behaves well. This will be used over the course of one ortwo weeks if Marla behaves well. If she does not then it will start again.2. Third graders Frank and Raul often whisper during the teacher-led math instruction, even afterbeing asked to stop.Strategy to eliminate behavior and motivate student: A strategy to eliminate Frank and Raul’s behavior within the classroom is to stand quietly near the students when they are talking to signal them to stop talking and to refocus their attention back onto the lesson.

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