I write a lot about radically altering how we interact with children. There is a big difference between working with children and doing things to them. You could choke a horse with the sheer number of reward and punishment based programs that have infected our schools and homes.
Some teachers and parents believe in using rewards or punishments in an attempt to encourage initial interest in something.
While these videos are far from definitive evidence for abolishing behvaiour programs, I think you can appreciate how the manipulated feels toward to the manipulator.
These kids wear their feelings of disgust and disapproval on their faces in plain view. But how many times do kids walk away from interactions with manipulating parents and teachers and never show their true feelings for us?
We can try and tinker with these bait and switch programs; we could fill conferences discussing whether we start with the big red toy truck and wean kids off to the cardboard cut-out or start with the plastic horse and graduate to the real one - but this all misses the point.
I'm not prepared to gamble with the relationships I have with my students or daughter to gain some kind of compliance.