Dave Cornell (PhD)

Dr. Cornell has worked in education for more than 20 years. His work has involved designing teacher certification for Trinity College in London and in-service training for state governments in the United States. He has trained kindergarten teachers in 8 countries and helped businessmen and women open baby centers and kindergartens in 3 countries.

25 Positive Punishment Examples

Positive punishment refers to delivering an aversive stimulus following an unwanted target behavior. The purpose of positive punishment is to decrease the chances of that target behavior occurring again. The term positive is a bit misleading. Positive punishment is not a pleasant experience at all. The term positive is used because it refers to the […]

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25 Dissociation Examples (Psychology)

Dissociation involves a separation of conscious awareness with current sensations, feelings, memories, and thoughts. It exists on a continuum from normal to dysfunctional. At one end of the continuum, it is a harmless state that happens to most people, such as “zoning out” while daydreaming. On the other end, dissociation can be a coping mechanism

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Perception Checking: 15 Examples and Definition

Perception checking refers to finding out if your perception of someone’s behavior is accurate. It is an essential skill in effective communication in both professional and personal contexts because it can help clear-up miscommunication and misunderstandings that arise due to humans’ natural selective perception tendencies. People are not always the best communicators of their thoughts

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10 Observational Research Examples

Observational research involves observing the actions of people or animals, usually in their natural environments. For example, Jane Goodall famously observed chimpanzees in the wild and reported on their group behaviors. Similarly, many educational researchers will conduct observations in classrooms to gain insights into how children learn. Examples of Observational Research 1. Jane Goodall’s Research

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50 Intrinsic Rewards Examples

An intrinsic reward is the feeling of positive emotion a person experiences when engaged in a task that emanates from the joy of engaging the task itself. The sense of pleasure could be due to sense of accomplishment, mastering a hobby or work-related duty, a feeling of connectedness with others, or aspects of an activity

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25 Student-Centered Learning Examples (And Definition)

The term student-centered learning refers to a wide range of instructional approaches that shift the focus of instruction from being teacher-directed, to being student-focused. It attempts to address individual learner needs, interests, cultural backgrounds and learning styles. Examples of student-centered learning include allowing experiential learning, inquiry-based learning, experimental design, and play in the classroom. Rather

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18 Descriptive Research Examples

Descriptive research involves gathering data to provide a detailed account or depiction of a phenomenon without manipulating variables or conducting experiments. A scholarly definition is: “Descriptive research is defined as a research approach that describes the characteristics of the population, sample or phenomenon studied. This method focuses more on the “what” rather than the “why” of

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17 Classroom Management Styles

Common classroom management styles include the assertive discipline method, Ginott’s Method, and the pragmatic method. Teachers tend to develop their classroom management style based upon their teaching philosophy. A behaviorist teacher might use assertive discipline, while a progressive teacher might use choice theory. Other teachers might have a situational approach, where their style depends on

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