Should teachers reward students for doing what they’re “supposed” to do?

Rewarding kids in the 21st century

There are few things that annoyed me more as a teacher than picking up my students from P.E. or lunch only to discover that some students had been completely out of control while they were gone.  The good news is that while you can�t control what happens

6 ways to prevent your students from misbehaving for other teachers

There are few things that annoyed me more as a teacher than picking up my students from P.E. or lunch only to discover that some students had been completely out of control while they were gone. The good news is that while you can�t control what happens

Students work with their thinking partners in the classroom! During turn and talk opportunities, the teacher tells peanut butter or jelly to go first. This helps the more outgoing kiddos to listen and encourages the quiet ones to share their ideas. Can be used during any subject and partners can easily be switched!

Students work with their thinking partners in the classroom! During turn and talk opportunities, the teacher tells peanut butter or jelly to go first. This helps the more outgoing kiddos to listen and (How To Make Butter In The Classroom)

Class Dojo Rewards System for Middle School (EDITABLE)

Middle School Rewards System featuring Class Dojo (EDITABLE)

Looking for a way to add positive motivation to your classroom? This package is a complete classroom management system geared towards an UPPER ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE SCHOOL classroom environment! It will help motivate and reward your students for their

Use these free brag tags to reward students after finishing their state testing!These tags coordinate perfectly with:Game Day Test PrepYou might like my other brag tag sets:Brag Tags: Incentives for Academic and Behavior GoalsCharacter Trait Brag TagsHoliday Brag TagsEnd of Year Award Brag TagsFor more information on how I use brag tags in my classroom click HERE.

Use these free brag tags to reward students after finishing their state testing! These tags coordinate perfectly with:Game Day Test Prep You might like my other

There is still hope for you in this profession: a message for disheartened teachers -

There is still hope for you in this profession: a message for disheartened teachers -

Do you have a student that takes all of your attention away from others? Try these 10 easy ways to shower them with positive attention, without increasing your workload. #2 was a life saver for me last year!

Giving Attention Seeking Students the Right Kind of Attention

Do you have a student that takes all of your attention away from others? Try these 10 easy ways to shower them with positive attention, without increasing your workload. was a life saver for me last year!

Why You Should Never Give Options Instead Of Consequences.  As a special education teacher, I found this post very intriguing.  I think we too often fall into this trap when we have difficult students who also have learning disabilities.  The tips are reminders are poignant and applicable across all settings, even special ed.  Read more at:  http://www.smartclassroommanagement.com/2015/02/07/why-you-should-never-give-choices-instead-of-consequences/

I think we too often fall into this trap when we have difficult students who also have learning disabilities. The tips are reminders are poignant and applicable across all settings, even special ed.

15 creative & respectful ways to quiet a class - amazing ideas on how to get your students' attention without yelling.

15 creative & respectful ways to quiet a class

15 creative & respectful ways to quiet a class - amazing ideas on how to get your students' attention without yelling.Yelling breaks the spirit of the students!

Mrs. Beattie's Classroom: 5 Strategies for Reaching Disengaged Students

5 Strategies for Reaching Disengaged Students

5 Strategies for Reaching Disengaged Students Such strategies include hands on approach, whiteboard interaction, and technology implementation.

What's New? Teaching Secondary Social Studies and English with Leah: Dealing with Difficult Students--What to do When Nothing Works

Dealing with Difficult Students--What to do When Nothing Works

What's New? Teaching Secondary Social Studies and English with Leah: Dealing with Difficult Students--What to do When Nothing Works

Check out these classroom management tips and ideas on how you can have your…

Have Your Classroom Manage Itself

Classroom management is always important, but if you really drive home your procedures and routines, then it's possible to have your classroom manage itself! I was running late to work one day, and my neighboring teacher covered my room for the few minute

The Secret to Motivating Students to Help Clean

Classroom Time Savers

This secret to motivating students to help clean up the classroom is GENIUS! Simple to implement and students love it!

Bravo behavior (FREEBIES!)

bravo behavior (FREEBIES!) (a year of many firsts)

Bravo Behavior- when the entire table has bravo behavior, the teacher will choose a student to shade in 1 square. 3 shaded squares equals a prize.or individual behavior chart?

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