Just a quick link up with my sweet friend Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper for her Tried It Tuesday!
I was first introduced to this class management strategy a couple of weekends ago on my Spark Student Motivation Saturday linky party...two bloggers posted about it that day, so I thought it was definitely worth a try!
I like whole group, table group, and individual incentives, but the one I've been trying since last week is for whole group.
It's the Whole Brain Teaching Teacher vs. Student Scoreboard.
Every time my students are following procedures, prepared, listen the first time, or ahead of me and ready to go, they earn a point. If I have to remind them of the procedures or it takes longer than it should between transitions, talkative, etc., I get a point.
Each morning we start with a clean slate.
Today they were really on it! They smoked me! Now, normally you aren't supposed to have either side winning by more than 3 points, but today was exceptional. I haven't even decided what I'm going to do as a reward with these points yet-funny thing-they haven't asked! We've been doing this for about five days and I think I've won 3 days and they've won 2 days. I think I'll leave a little treat on their desk tomorrow since they had such a great day today!
The best part...
Teaching With Style has already made several scoreboards for you! Of course, as always with good manners, if you download, please leave her feedback.