What a hoot! I offer my high school students "Mona Bucks" for going above
and beyond (compliments of Judy Decker!). I give them to that one student
who walks back to the sink and picks up used paper towels, to the student
spends an extraordinary amount of time on a sketchbook assignment, to the
student who really struggles with an assignment but sticks with it. I
printed out the Mona Bucks on my color printer then laminated them. Students
can exchange them for treats or extra credit. They love these and it is so
> I have a different twist on the sticker issue. I use stickers with my high
> school (yes, high school) Art II's and they eat it up! Every Friday is
> Sketchbook Day (one hour designated for drawing only). I give a sticker to
> each student who remembers to bring theirs to class and is actively
> in it. The incentive is that if a student earns 8 stickers in the 9 week
> grading period, they may delete (opt out) of one required drawing for that
> qtr. It really isn't that much of a prize, but you'd think it was $! They
> love it and collect all their stickers on the inside of their sketchbooks.
> try to buy cool stickers- not generic teacher ones. It's really cute to
> the football players say "Hey! you skipped my table! I didn't get a
> Whatever....it works!
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