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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Incentives That Work With All Students

Incentives that work!

What makes a student perform better, study more, try harder? Well isn’t this the million dollar question?

What I have found to work almost without a miss is Brag Tags!

Brag Tags are incentives, like many other incentives out there…BUT what makes them so successful? They are hands on proof you did it! Students get to wear them like medals and show them off to their friends!

Whenever one of my students does something good or better, they get to wear their brag tag for their entire day and have their picture taken wearing it/them. That way not only their schoolmates but all their friends and family can see how well they did.

The amazing aspect of Brag Tags is that you can encourage students for every little things they do well. Even the students who don’t do that well in a specific subject can be rewarded for being tidy, for being a good friend or for their handwriting. What I mean is that with Brag Tags ALL students feel involved and successful at something.

We all know how important it is for a child to feel he/she belongs, that they are part of a loving, learning community. When kids feel comfortable and accepted they perform BETTER and feel HAPPIER! Isn’t that what we aim for? Students who not only are great learners but also happy children!

Brag Tags can be anything:
-Computer Wizard
-Amazing Artist
-Born Writer
-Terrific Reader
-Excellent Librarian
-Social Studies Genius
-True Scientist
-A Star at Math
-Hard Worker
-Best Friend
-Always Quiet
-Fabulous Listener
-Goal Achiever
-Squeaky Clean Helper
-Punctual homework
The Most Helpful
-Caught being tidy
-Peace Maker
-Wise as an Owl
-Star Student
-Dictation Expert
-Grammar Genius
-Hand Raiser
-Handwriting Expert
-Impressive Progress
-Excellence in Tests

You can find these Brag Tags on my shop.

You can glue them on paper chains and hung them on the wall.

This way students can look forward to performing well and being rewarded. You should make sure thought to have a strict rule about destroying the Brag Tag or letting them take it home…there’s a magical place outside your classroom for lost Brag Tags!

I have also implemented the Monthly Genius Club Brag Tags for students who have an overall good performance or behavior. It’s like an extra credit and I have yet to see one student who doesn’t want to be in those clubs! They really, really , REALLY like them!So far I haven't met a student who didn't look forward to receiving a brag tag and worked harder to get more!

I do really love my students and I want them to know that i am always proud of their efforts and their skills!

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