Middle School Incentives

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Teaching In The Fast Lane: 50 Student Rewards That Don't Cost a Thing

50 Student Rewards That Don't Cost a Thing

Upper elementary classroom tips and ideas with a focus on classroom management, student engagement, & cooperative learning.

Cute idea to get kids used to the idea - eventually they wouldn't need prompts. :)

Cute idea to get kids used to the idea - eventually they wouldn't need prompts. :)

I created these for my intermediate students and they really bought into it. I started off writing them myself, but as time passed we took the time to learn how to write sincere, detailed praise and thanks and it took off from there. Looks great on coloured paper and taped to the entrance of the classroom door. At the end of the year, pile up each student's 'shout-outs' and present them. I have pinned a couple other templates - for variety on the wall.

I created these for my intermediate students and they really bought into it. I started off writing them myself, but as time passed we took the time to learn how to write sincere, detailed praise and thanks and it took off from there. Looks great on coloured paper and taped to the entrance of the classroom door. At the end of the year, pile up each student's 'shout-outs' and present them. I have pinned a couple other templates - for variety on the wall.

Classroom management harry potter style. For middle school, each block is a house and receive points. I am using marbles in mason jars for each block.

Classroom management harry potter style. For middle school, each block is a house and receive points. I am using marbles in mason jars for each block.

A teacher told me today that reading a test to a special education student and them getting 100% isn't fair. My reply? Fair doesn't always mean equal.

Fair Doesn't Have to Be Equal • Christi Fultz

Maria Dismondy of Be the Difference has started a series of monthly linky parties called Make a Difference Monthly. In case you missed it, I’ve already blogged about empathy and respect. This month’s topic is fairness. I hope my perspective of fairness isn’t too far off from the mainstream because this approach has greatly reduced […]

Looking for a great classroom management strategy that kids and teachers will love? Classroom reward coupons are the perfect idea for handling behavior in a positive way!

Coupons for Kids: The EFFECTIVE & Free Classroom Management Strategy

Looking for a great classroom management strategy that kids and teachers will love? Classroom reward coupons are the perfect idea for handling behavior in a positive way!

Teach Junkie: 31 creative back to school treats for students {printables}

31 Creative Back to School Treats for Students {printables}

Back to school time is almost here! Get ready for the first day of school or your back to school night/meet the teacher night with these creative {and yummy} treats for students.

Incentive coupons for grades 5 and up. Even big kids like rewards and prizes!  $

Classroom Incentive Coupons- Middle Grades

Incentive coupons for grades 5 and up. Even big kids like rewards and prizes! $

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Reward Cards for Secondary Students - Free rewards for high school students - Follow this blog!

Teaching Tip of the Day- Free Rewards for High School Students

As many of us wrap up this school year, it's hard not to think of next year. I have been thinking of a reward system for good/model behavior. In the past I have bought trinkets from the dollar store and had students collect two good reward tickets in order to redeem them for a prize. One of their favorite prizes was the "tattoo sleeve". Here is a link to some more reward ideas I had last year. I have so many things in my personal life to spend money on that I don't want to have student…

This time-saver is packed with dozens of print-and-go tools you can use tomorrow to set up high academic and behavior expectations that go hand-in-hand with a positive, nurturing classroom environment! Numerous tangible rewards, positive notes, behavior journals, and strategies that work effectively with 'tweens and teens to provide positive recognition, quietly diffuse potential mishaps, and save your sanity! Now available with a site-wide license!

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: Tools for Positive Behavior Management in Middle School

This time-saver is packed with dozens of print-and-go tools you can use tomorrow to set up high academic and behavior expectations that go hand-in-hand with a positive, nurturing classroom environment! Numerous tangible rewards, positive notes, behavior journals, and strategies that work effectively with 'tweens and teens to provide positive recognition, quietly diffuse potential mishaps, and save your sanity! Now available with a site-wide license!

Motivating and investing middle school students can be tricky. This post includes strategies and resources for teachers to invest students in their classes.

Positivity & Praise for Big Kids

Teaching middle school is hard. Really hard. There are emotions, hormones, strong opinions, relationships, feelings, and so much more. Below are a few strategies I use to keep it positive in the land of the MIDDLE. Positivity and Praise Posi-texts - This gem involves the families of my students. It's a low lift/high impact activity. When I catch students making great decisions, I snap it, jazz it up with a photo editor (optional), and send it to parents. Imagine being a parent and receiving…

Kohn- Teaching without rewards in the classroom. Find out how she made it work even after being a bit skeptical!

Teaching Without Using Rewards | Responsive Classroom

Children build on their strengths, and to do that building—to grow academically and socially—they need us to recognize and encourage their positive efforts. But what’s the best way to offer that recognition and encouragement? For some time, I used rewards—tickets that I gave out when students met expectations. But something felt wrong: Although students would Read More »

Look to Him and be Radiant: Saint Trading Card Reward System

Saint Trading Card Reward System

Sticker charts, prize boxes, classroom stores, teacher bucks, coupons... most elementary classrooms have a reward system of some kind in place to encourage and reinforce good behavior among students. If you are looking for a fresh reward system that is uniquely Catholic for your school or CCD classroom, why not try Saint cards? Those beautiful and special Saint cards can familiarize your students with their heavenly helpers, give them models of virtue, increase appreciation for the richness…