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Posted on October 15, 2015 12:13 am
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Thomas Smallwood
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Marbles
I use a points system in my classes that allows for the students to compete against each other for a celebration at the end of the weeks. It really works.
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 15, 2015 5:02 pm

Mandy Beverly
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Your points system sounds interesting. I use some similar in my classroom. Each day my student earn "money" for their behavior. At the end of each month they must subtract $800.00 from their total earnings, this is what they owe me for rent, water, and power. They can purchase homework passes, extra credit, candy, or supplies with their extra money. It gives them an incentive to work towards and also teaches them real life skills.
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meXyHy
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I like the motive for money, it is something I would consider using in my classroom.
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 8:46 pm

eSyTyt
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This is a great idea, it gives the kids a sense of value.
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 2:37 am

ymuXyg
ymuXyg
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This is a great idea! It kind of gives them a sense of the real world. Hard work= compensation
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 11:42 pm

Kady Schlemmer
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Wow! This is a very thoughtful idea. I love the real world involvement it bring to the classroom.
  Posted on: July 9, 2016 8:44 pm

ybaHyp
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This idea gets the students thinking about money in the real world. Great idea.
  Posted on: October 7, 2016 6:48 pm

WeDyje
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I agree with this solution
  Posted on: July 8, 2018 1:50 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 18, 2015 7:33 pm

Henry Hobby
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I have used Class DOJO in my class for points. Students can earn points for themselves, groups, or as a class. Each weeek students can use their points to purchase things from the class store. I also use the class points for and end of the quarter party. The class must get an agreed upon amount of points in order for us to have a party. Students will work for something if they have a goal in mind.
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Posted October 16, 2015 8:57 pm

aTytyP
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That is a good idea. And putting up a visual for their progress towards the goal would too.
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Posted October 18, 2015 7:33 pm

Henry Hobby
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I have used Class DOJO in my class for points. Students can earn points for themselves, groups, or as a class. Each weeek students can use their points to purchase things from the class store. I also use the class points for and end of the quarter party. The class must get an agreed upon amount of points in order for us to have a party. Students will work for something if they have a goal in mind.
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Solution 5
Posted October 3, 2016 10:02 pm

WuzyJa
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That is a great idea. When I was in elementary school, we had the same type of reward system. Glad to know that this is working for you.
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Posted October 9, 2016 5:56 pm

Chanell Wolski
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That's great! I would use something like money or paper slips that they have to keep track of. It teaches them responsibility and how to work towards an end goal.
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Posted October 10, 2016 1:40 am

uVejeg
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It is great to find a system that works for your classroom. I would make sure to have clear and defined expectations for students so they feel that they are being treated fairly. Competition is good if done correctly and not confusing students.
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Posted October 8, 2017 11:20 pm

paTaHe
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I really like the idea of using Marbles. I have seen this many time. I also like the idea of having prize balloons. The balloons are taped to the whiteboard, when the class has earned a reward the teacher pops the balloon. The reward can be something silly as they don't have to wear shoes for five minutes or they can ear a piece of candy.
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Posted July 8, 2018 7:17 pm

Jeanette Jenkins
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This is a great incentive and teaches friendly competition, especially if it helps the students stay on track and learn.
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Solution 10
Posted October 12, 2018 11:30 pm

baGyvy
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Youre point system sounds like a great idea. We do something similar in my classroom where every time a student does something good they earn a dollar. And at the end of the week the students can turn that cash in and receive an award or a prize for their actions.
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Solution 11
Posted October 17, 2015 10:53 pm

Ashley Lewis
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I use this as well in my classroom and it works wonders. We are departmentalized so I have all of my classes competing against each other.
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WuzyJa
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That is cool that you have your other classes competing. Will you be having a celebration for the winning class?
  Posted on: October 3, 2016 10:03 pm

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