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Re: classroom rewards and consequences

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  • robinesp
    In our school by the main entrance we have a gallery where every month I choose 1 art piece from each class to hang for that month. The kids get a
    Message 1 of 9 , May 13, 2012
      In our school by the main entrance we have a "gallery" where every month I choose 1 art piece from each class to hang for that month. The kids get a certificate announcing it. I try to rotate so the same students are not repeated. This is in addition to the displays in other parts of the school. The kids really look forward to seeing the new art and I think it encourages them to do their best. I try to have parents change it out too.
      Our school also gives out tickets for positive behaviors, the kids save them up and can buy stuff from a prize box in the library.
      In my classroom if there are continuous disrespect or disruption I place the kids in a time out or send them to another classroom for "recovery". The other teachers are VERY accommodating.
      For entire class rewards I offer a free choice day.
      Good luck!
      I have one more week of teaching before summer break!
      Robin in Colorado


      --- In art_education@yahoogroups.com, "mallon_laurie" <mallon_laurie@...> wrote:
      >
      > I was interested to find out what great ways specialist record whole class behavior. Is it limited to stars on a chart to keep track of multiple classes? What types of awards do students receive as a whole group? Is special project time a reward?
      > If individuals are unable to follow directions what consequences do you have? Timeout? Materials removed?
      > Secondly, What successful ways have you celebrated an artist in each class? Rotating down the class list? Displaying individuals portfolio? Prizes? I want to inspire good behavior and highlight good effort but not have a behavior plan that is too complex to keep running consistently throughout the year.
      >
    • aliteachesart
      I used to do all of that stuff- sticker charts, prize drawings, certificates. I found it helped some kids, but then I would be trying to make it fair for
      Message 2 of 9 , May 14, 2012
        I used to do all of that stuff- sticker charts, prize drawings, certificates. I found it helped some kids, but then I would be trying to make it fair for everyone to get a prize by the end of the year, or get a free art day... then I stopped doing all that and focused on clear expectations and directions- behavior problems solved! I write steps (with words and pictures) and post them at the board. Students refer and I can refer to the board, everyone works at their own pace. Classroom culture is one where kids help each other when finished, clean up, and then work on a drawing or spend time with the art and science books in the art room. I did have a noise control/behavior system of a green, yellow and red smilie face to remind them to keep to task. I'm not saying I didn't ever have bad days, but once I set everyone up for success they were/are successful. Also praise to the teacher at pick up time can work magic, and a call home now and then to excellent students is nice too.
        Fun awards like a sticker or a stamp on the hand are good, just make it a random thing. Let us know what you end up doing. ALi

        --- In art_education@yahoogroups.com, "mallon_urie" <mallon_laurie@...> wrote:
        >
        > I was interested to find out what great ways specialist record whole class behavior. Is it limited to stars on a chart to keep track of multiple classes? What types of awards do students receive as a whole group? Is special project time a reward?
        > If individuals are unable to follow directions what consequences do you have? Timeout? Materials removed?
        > Secondly, What successful ways have you celebrated an artist in each class? Rotating down the class list? Displaying individuals portfolio? Prizes? I want to inspire good behavior and highlight good effort but not have a behavior plan that is too complex to keep running consistently throughout the year.
        >
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