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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

External Motivators

During my classroom management course, we were told to focus on internal rather than external motivators. To not offer rewards for good behavior but rather express to students that they are behaving responsibly. Praise is also discouraged as it is judgment and biased.

I understand the reason for wanting to get away from the treasure box of toys. What a distraction and a mess! Plus the constant waste of money to replace an award the kids will only want for a day or two... I totally don't want to go there!

But I do want to give them something, so I set out again for Vistaprint and made the following two business cards (ideas came from another teacher - Please let me know if these are yours!).



These are again some of my earlier creations and as such I did not know about that advance editing button. I will be increasing the font size on at least the No Homework Pass next time I order it. 

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4 Comments:

At May 22, 2012 at 1:40 PM , Blogger Lisa R. said...

I love Vistaprint!! Those are some great ideas!!

Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

 
At May 22, 2012 at 1:53 PM , Blogger Miss Nelson said...

I so need to get rid of my treasure box!

 
At May 22, 2012 at 2:37 PM , Blogger Jessica Stanford said...

What a cute card idea!

Blessings,

Jessica Stanford
Mrs. Stanford's Class Blog is Having a Giveaway!
My TpT Store

 
At May 22, 2012 at 4:36 PM , Blogger Kim said...

Hi Misty:
Maybe this will be the year I finally get organized and put together a VistaPrint order!

Thanks for the motivation...

Kim
Finding JOY in 6th Grade

 

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