Saturday, April 13, 2013

Rewarding Positive Behavior

I'm always on the lookout for fun and engaging activities to offer students as a reward for all the effort and good behavior they demonstrate week after week, and also as an incentive to keep up the great work.  I'm not a big fan of rewarding kids with "things", because it's just not in my budget...but special activities are another story.  I use the Whole Brain approach to classroom management, and my classes can earn one point in the "art bank" each day they successfully complete the scoreboard.  After they have four points we take time for a reward activity.
Koo Koo Kangaroo is our current reward.  The dance is easy, lively and  a whole lot of fun.  Kids really enjoy learning the steps and stomping it out.  This is a keeper.
What incentives do you use in your art room, classrooms?  Please share.