Recognize and Reinforce

Recognition and Reinforcement is personal and specific recognition of academic growth or success and the reinforcement of the work and/or effort put forth by the student to achieve that academic growth or success. When the quantity and quality of Recognition and Reinforcement increases it improves the teacher/student relationship, student loyalty to the teacher, and the culture and climate of the classroom.

“Recognition and Reinforcement is a fundamental practice.  Not only does it provide direct academic benefits, but the practice also contributes in other ways, referred to as soft benefits.”

Cain, S., Laird, M., Cotten, S., & Ellspermann, J. (2021). In The fundamental 5 revisited: Exceptional instruction in every setting (p. 61), Independently published.

Recognize and Reinforce

Recognition and Reinforcement is personal and specific recognition of academic growth or success and the reinforcement of the work and/or effort put forth by the student to achieve that academic growth or success. When the quantity and quality of Recognition and Reinforcement increases it improves the teacher/student relationship, student loyalty to the teacher, and the culture and climate of the classroom.

“Recognition and Reinforcement is a fundamental practice.  Not only does it provide direct academic benefits, but the practice also contributes in other ways, referred to as soft benefits.”

Cain, S., Laird, M., Cotten, S., & Ellspermann, J. (2021). In The fundamental 5 revisited: Exceptional instruction in every setting (p. 61), Independently published.

Earn this Section

To earn the Recognize and Reinforce Section of the Fundamental 5 Star you must complete the following:

  1. Earn the Canvas or Seesaw badge based on the requirements for Recognize and Reinforce.
  2. Earn 2 additional Badges of your choice from this page based on the requirements for Recognize and Reinforce.

Available Badges

The variety of apps on this page will help support you in your efforts to increase Recognition and Reinforcement in your classroom. To see how, simply click on the badge and you will be directed to a page that describes in detail how to effectively use the app or program.