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This is a phrase used in English that refers to reminding students that they can do better instead of negatively stressing what they are doing wrong. For example, if a child throws a candy wrap on the floor, positive reinforcement would be to tell them "I like when you throw the trash in the trash can." Negative reinforcement would be to tell them "I don't like it when you throw trash on the floor."