Friday, February 5, 2010
Psychology and Second Graders
Funny story. I was visiting with some second grade students at Sangaree Elementary school earlier this week during the last flooding rainstorm here in Charleston. It was a fun visit full of interesting questions and insights from the young minds in the room. They have been watching birds as a part of project feeder watch and my visit was the culmination of their bird unit. I was flying one of our Harris' Hawks around their classroom when an astute young lady asked me how I trained the bird to come to my glove. I explained to her that it was by using a training method that their parents probably use on them all the time (meaning positive reinforcement.) She interrupted saying, "Oh, reverse psychology."
Stephen: "Don't soar endlessly up to 1000 feet."
Black Vulture: "I'm heading up to 1000 feet now."