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More Ways to Say
"Well Done"

Yes, they should be good for nothing -- but we all like a little reward now and then.

More Reward Ideas

For more ideas about rewarding students for good behavior, check out the Education World articles 99 Ways to Say 'Very Good' and Classroom Rewards Reap Dividends for Teachers and Students

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Golden Wall
Entice students to be "as good as gold."

Cover a bulletin board with gold paper and post your classroom's "golden rules." Every time a student demonstrably follows one of your golden rules, write the student's name on a label, and attack to the "Golden Wall." At the end of each month, semester, or marking period, cut out all the labels and put them in a box. Award a prize to the student(s) whose name is drawn from the box.

Jolly Good Job!
Throw a popcorn party.

Each time the entire class completes its homework, receives a compliment from another teacher, or simply behaves particularly well, place a small scoop of un-popped popcorn in a jar. When the jar is full, have a popcorn party.

Have a Ball
It's a snap to be good for this reward.

Start a rubber-band ball. Every time a student excels in class, behaves particularly well, or receives a compliment from another teacher or staff member, allow that student to add a rubber band to the ball.

Article by Linda Starr
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