A not so good job with “Good Job”: A response to Kohn 2001


Comments on the article "Five Reasons to Stop Saying, 'Good Job'," by Kohn (2001). Involvement of the field of early intervention in the debate between proponents of behavioral teaching strategies and professionals against it; Argument that saying "good job" manipulates children in order to maximize adult convenience.


Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions


  • Gail E. Joseph
  • Phillip S. Strain

Prevention Levels

  • Secondary
  • Tertiary


  • Administrators
  • District Contacts
  • PBS Coaches
  • PBS Teams
  • Specialists

System Impacts

  • Classroom Level
  • Individual Student


  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Elementary School
  • Families