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Re: [teacherartexchange] Mona Bucks, Woody Bucks, etc


From: Woody Duncan (woodyduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Aug 17 2005 - 20:30:06 PDT

        I found students who held on to my Duncan Dollars for
three years and never spent them. I bet when they retire they
will have a good nest egg.

M. Austin wrote:
> I use the Mona Bucks as well. I just walk up to a student that I catch
> doing something good and give them one. I reward exceptional artwork
> (per student's ability), cleaning the sink just because it needs it,
> cleaning up another's mess, helping a classmate, whatever. I don't give
> them out every day - sometimes I don't give them out for a couple of
> weeks. And I never give them out just to give them out. I don't make
> sure I'm "fair" - not everyone will necessarily get one. Some students
> may get several. I don't give them out if the student is trying to be
> good just to get a Mona Buck. When the students ask what they are for I
> tell them they are for doing the right thing, and they may exchange them
> at the end of the 9 weeks for extra credit points. I rarely get them
> back! They are a very simple and effective way to tell students that
> they are doing something worthwhile.
> ~Michal

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