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
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. >>