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22TRA408 Punished By Rewards? The Trouble With Gold Stars (P)

22TRA408 Punished By Rewards? The Trouble With Gold Stars (P)





Date:           Thursday, 12 May 2022 
Time:           7pm - 8.30pm 
Venue:        Online Via Zoom

An overview of the work of Alfie Kohn from his book 'Punished by Rewards' will be introduced. Participants will be guided through research on reward systems and how they impact on children's behaviour, self-esteem and intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation. 
Participants will have an opportunity to consider the limitations that reward charts bring to students from a developmental lens through the 'expectation gap'. They will hear the research on why rewards punish and how rewards do not get to the root of the issue, foster disconnection and decrease co-operation. 
Alternatives to using reward charts will be presented. Participants will learn the 3 steps to developing co-operation in the classroom without the use of reward charts.
Further practical ways to encourage collaboration, pro-social behaviour, build relationships and create a harmonious classroom will also be given.
Opportunity for questions and answers will be provided.
Finally, a list of further resources for teachers will be given. 

Tutor: Hayley Rice
Child and adolescent psychotherapist
Play Therapist


Hayley Rice is a child and adolescent psychotherapist specializing in play therapy. Hayley provides play therapy to children and creative psychotherapy to adolescents in her private practice  in Arklow. In 2016 Hayley created Super Kids, a group program which uses play, movement, music, art and friendships to build self-esteem in young children. 

Hayley gained a first-class honors Master of child and adolescent psychotherapy in 2018. Her topic of interest- neurodevelopmental play as a means of enhancing speech in young pre-verbal children with autism and parental experiences of this, returned great findings which Hayley incorporates into her daily work.

In 2019 Hayley studied Filial Therapy which focuses on the parent-child relationship as an agent of change. She loves to work alongside parents in their quest to help their children.

Hayley works closely with the Arklow Cancer Support and has a special interest in helping children affected by cancer along with those who have suffered a bereavement in childhood.

In 2020, following the Corona Virus outbreak, Hayley had a huge number of parents reaching out for help. She set up an Instagram page where she shares tips, supportive information and talks about topical issues such as anxiety, behaviour issues and more.

In 2021 Hayley launched her online programmes and workshops for parents and professionals. They have proven hugely successful and are invaluable to anyone who needs help immediately.

Course Properties

Course date 12-05-2022 7:00 pm
Course End Date 12-05-2022 8:00 pm
Capacity 1000
Cut off date 12-05-2022 7:15 pm
Individual Price Free
Speaker Hayley Rice
Number Hours 1
Location Online

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