Behavior reward systems: What are you using?

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July 20, 2015 by HCDE-Texas

good-behavior-award-480928The first day of school is just around the corner. We’re generating an open discussion on classroom behavior reward systems. What do you do to foster good citizenship in your classroom? Does the old systems of behavior bucks still work well? Are there new options?

An article from Education World called “Reward Systems that Work: What to Give and When to Give It!” provides systems from four teachers along with a list of 35 Reasonable Rewards for Students. Here are a few of our picks from the list:
• Eat with a friend in the classroom (with the teacher).
• Be the first in the lunch line.
• Choose any class job for the week.
• Do half of a homework assignment.
• Take home a class game for the night.

Through Pinterest, the sky’s the limit for getting new ideas for rewards systems. Classroom coupons, behavior boards, marble jars and Class Dojo are a few mentions. We all agree the best behavior reward systems are visual, positive and easy to understand. Care sharing what you’re using?

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