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Re:Point systems

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Fran Marze (
Tue, 24 Feb 1998 19:08:50 -0500 (EST)

I agree with San D and Fred--too much of points,e tc. would take me to the
wall. What I do occassionally if a class has been really cooperative and
helped with some mammoth cleaning jobs, I'll bring in cupcakes or
something. I call it "Third period appreciation day" It keeps me off the
hook for this daily stuff and it surprises the kids when it happens. Also,
it seems the most problems are whenever I'm tired, not as prepared as i
want to be, etc. Even some of the things that happen unexpectedly aren't
bad. Let's keep up the dialogue. Of course, maybe elementary teachers feel
differently. I don't think I liked keeping all that track when I taught
elementary either, but then...whatever works, I guess. Fran

On Sun, 22 Feb 1998 EVasso wrote:

> San D writes:
> <<I couldn't maintain a point
> system or rule system for punishment, it would only add to the mountains
> of other systems I am obliged to do already...>>
> This is what drives me crazy: Each classroom teacher has their own behavior
> mod system: smiley face stickers, behavior self-assessment books, loss of
> recess time, loss of holiday parties, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Each one
> wants me to participate in their goofy system. I would need a spread sheet
> just to keep track of all the nutsy behavior modification systems these folks
> have come up with and that they want me to participate in. Of course, do they
> bother to discuss with me if I even buy into this nonsense? And this junk is
> on the rise: "Rules and consequences," point systems, punishments, rewards,
> ribbons, candy, buttons, pretzels, "good behavior sticks" (this one is really
> bizarre), chocolate covered pretzels, awards...arghhhh!
> -Fred
> Chicago