I love Rachelle and Natalie over at What the Teacher Wants! They have been reading my mind!
Spooky! Really! Let me tell you about it how it goes!
First of all... this is my behavior system. I blogged about it here.
Essentially everyone starts the day as "Ready to Learn" but they can move up to blue for stellar behavior or kindness. They can also move down... so sad.
Yesterday I whipped these "Blue Day" Tickets up for my class. Basically, I hand out tickets to my kiddos who get a blue day. They save them up and when they get 5, they take a dive into the treasure chest...
Cue the angels to sing!
|Click on the picture to grab a copy for yourself!|
As I was driving to school, I was thinking about the excitement these little blue tickets would cause, when I heard this report on NPR (yes... I am a nerd)!
It is about how teacher expectations influence student learning... VERY interesting!!!
|Click on the picture to hear this report... fascinating!|
After hearing this report, it reminded me to reset my expectations, refocus on the positive, and recognize the brilliance within each of my sweeties (even my stinkers).
Well, as I expected, my kiddos LOVED the blue ticket idea.
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