Saturday, September 23, 2006

CLASSROOM REWARDS I USE




This program in my class is to give recognition and focus more on positive behaviors. The criteria for behaviors worthy of positive referral are open- ended to allow as many as possible to be recognized.

Tangible Reinforcers

Posters
Stickers
Pencils
Books
certificates of recognition

Activity Reinforcers

hall passes
display work
do artwork
sharpen pencils
independent study activity
work in "quiet corner"
computer time
play board games/ card games
watch videos
preferred sitting
work with a peer on a classwork
draw

Help the Teacher

Construct bulletin boards
pass out materials
collect papers
do research on the internet
tutor the students
take attendance
arrange furniture
clean the classroom
use the computer

Social Reinforcers

gradessmiles, nods, hugs
certificate of merit
wink, eye contact
stickers
approval
encouragement
positive comments on papers
applause
positive non verbal gestures
drawings on papers, smiling faces
pats on the back
check marks
being asked opinions, advice

Recognition

Letters/ positive referrals to parents
work displayed photograph posted on Bulletin Boards
stars

Intrinsic Reinforcers

FunMeeting goals
Learning (for the sake of learning)
relaxation, quiet time in the classroom
novelty, surprises
self-satisfaction
feeling of success
enjoyment of their work posted
self improvement
openness
having options, alternatives
playfulness
self awareness
constructive feedback
achivement

1 comment:

missouri hawkeye said...

Very interesting blog. I am a special education teacher also and do a lot of technology things with my students. You'll have to check out my blog if you ever get the chance at http://www.jayweekly.blogspot.com/

Very nice blog though and I'll make sure to come back.

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