Classroom Management idea--You pick a stick and they never knew who that person was until the end of the day. If that person behaved in line, listened and followed directions in class with few warnings, they got a reward and their name went up on the wall of fame..if the mystery person did not behave their name went back into the box or whatever I had and it was never revealed...
What a neat behavior motivator! Secret "Hero" of the day. A student's name is drown from the jar. If they have followed all the rules for the day they get a treat. If they don't, the teacher announces that the super hero needs to try again. The teacher never mentions the person's name if they misbehave.
Choose a desired behavior and write it on the board. Select a stick, but don't reveal the name to the class. Throughout the lesson, periodically monitor the named student for the desired behavior. If he achieves the goal behavior, reveal his identity and reward him with a special classroom incentive. If the named student doesn't demonstrate the behavior, do not name the student, tell the class that there was not a winner this time. Choose another mystery student and repeat the process.
"Bucket Fillers" is a classroom strategy used to help build a sense of community in the classroom by having student's "fill" other classmates "buckets" with compliments, kindness, confidence boosters, etc. Student's are encouraged to be "Bucket Fillers" (a person who supports others) instead of a "Bucket Dipper" (a person who is unkind to others).