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.