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Lesson Plans

Re: incentives

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Wed, 13 Oct 1999 19:04:36 EDT


I just started a new incentive program.

Like many art rooms I have twenty or more kids and two sinks in one room I
teach and one sink in the other room. When clean up starts there are too many
kids at the sink trying to clean palettes, brushes and hands.

I now ask for one or two volunteers to be at the sink(s) and clean all of the
brushes and palettes. Without incentives I have gotten a few kids to
volunteer. With a candy incentive called Fruit by the Foot I have kids
pleading to wash.

Clean up with this program has gone well for the last two days that I have
tried it.


In a message dated 10/13/99 6:01:03 PM, fromkinr writes:

<< As a new teacher I was wondering if it was totally against the rules to
offer incentives to poor behaving, and performing students. I mean
incentives such as material things like sports tickets, etc.? I don't
want to bribe students or anything, but my classes are full of troubled
kids from lower socio-economic area. >>