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Incentive not Discipline

on July 15, 2012


While Nicole and I have a very attentive group of students, we were noticing as the week went on that the rules the students had created were not receiving the appropriate amount of attention. We decided on Thursday that we would add a positive behavioral system in our classroom. Each time a student demonstrates an action that is following one of the rules, a paper chain link is created to add to the paper chain hanging from the ceiling. We decided that the students should receive a reward when the paper chain reaches the floor. On Thursday the students voted on two choices: ice cream or pizza party. The unanimous decision was a pizza party!

I will be very anxious to see how well it works in the classroom this week! I’ll let you all know how it goes!


2 responses to “Incentive not Discipline

  1. Pat says:

    This is a great idea! I used this in a classroom (and called it the Chain of Success) and it was very effective. I’m excited to see how it works for you!

  2. Cathy Self says:

    Fun idea! I know some teachers who use this method. The students love it and it is very successful! I hope all goes well for you and this incentive works. šŸ™‚

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