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Re:Point systems

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Alix E. Peshette (apeshet)
Tue, 24 Feb 1998 19:08:10 +0000

> Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 19:08:50 -0500 (EST)
> From: Fran Marze <>
> To: EVasso
> Cc:
> Subject: Re:Point systems

Hi Fran and All,
I agree, sometimes you just have to reward those little darlings to
keep up the good work. I have an air-popper popcorn machine in the
closet and from time to time make a class-load of popcorn for
everyone. (No salt or butter!)

-Alix Peshette

> 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
> >