Green Beans and Ice Cream provides insightful information on the subject of positive reinforcement. Using ice cream as a positive reinforcer to get someone to eat their green beans is a clever thing to do. This is what my own mother did to get me to eat my vegetables too. Bill Sims has created positive reinforcement systems to increase productivity in companies like Disney and Coca Cola. I work for an employment organization for individuals who have disabilities. I perform dual roles. I am a job empowerment teacher and as a regular support worker. It is very important to me give and receive positive reinforcement every day, for the simple fact that I have a strong desire to perform my duties better.
I believe that positive reinforcement can help me become a better teacher and employee. I need to clearly define the behaviors I want my students to have to get them to work harder. This is probably the most important lesson that Sims is trying to communicate. Sims also explains the difference between the three different kinds of positive reinforcement. There is tangible reinforcement in the form of money. There is social reinforcement in the form of verbal praise. There is also self positive reinforcement. This is motivation to do a good job for the pure love of the job. I have been fortunate to receive all three forms of positive reinforcement on the job. Green Beans & Ice Cream is the kind of book that motivates me to strive for excellence in my job.
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