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Lesson Plans

Re: incentives

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Sharon Hause (smhause)
Thu, 14 Oct 1999 18:14:04 PDT

In my high school, I have "laughy taffy Friday". Not as a reward tho. As
we work we read the jokes, it opens up dialog since they have to read the
"best" joke out loud. On Friday, they fill out their time sheets ( a
document as to what they accomplished that week.) It helps to get to know
each other, and be able to open up more so when we have our three week
critiques and art history discussion they can verbalize better. Plus it's
fun and they like the taste.

>From: "Susan Bennett" <sbennett>
>Reply-To: "Susan Bennett" <sbennett>
>To: <fromkinr>, <>
>Subject: Re: incentives
>Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 20:29:16 -0400
>I use incentive for all ages. I found that even high schoolers enjoy
>recieving a Jolly Rancher for complete assignments. I saw one teacher that
>would have a donut hole party every Friday those turning in the weeks worth
>of work. Incentives start a working realtionship with some students that
>would not exist otherwise. they are used to moset people just getting in
>their face. A balance needs to be reached. Susan in Ohio
>-----Original Message-----
>From: ricki fromkin <fromkinr>
>To: <>
>Date: Wednesday, October 13, 1999 6:06 PM
>Subject: incentives
> >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.
> >
> >Just curious.
> >Ricki
> >

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