Spark Student Motivation

I am ashamed to say that this my FIRST time linking up with Joanne for her linky party.  Saturday's are normally CRAZY around here, but on this rainy day I had a quick minute to link up. :)

For a few years now I have used these "Punch Cards" to motivate my students to make smart decisions with their behaviors.  Students can earn a "punch" (I just sign my initials) when they show outstanding behavior.  Other teachers can also reward my students with "punches", resource teachers, EC, Teacher Assistants, etc.  I have also given them "punches" for earning 80 or above on assignments or test (I have taught the inclusion cluster for three years so this helped motivate my students to take their time and do their best).  When the cards have been filled students turn them in for a trip to the prize bin or homework pass.  

I used the Vista Print Loyalty Business cards for these (when they did their Free deals back in the day). I still have some left, but plan to make my own when I run out.  

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  1. Great idea! I've seen these on Pinterest! Do you have a link to your Facebook page somewhere? I think I'm already following you there, but I was going to click over to be sure! ;)

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

    1. Oops, forgot the link :) Thanks!


  2. I love that there are so MANY opportunities for your students to earn a "punch"-very motivating for all students! Do they keep it with them during the day? I think I could get other teachers on board for this! I have them for my class, but I really like the idea of them getting punches throughout the school (maybe improve behavior schoolwide!).
    Thanks for sharing and linking up, don't be ashamed, I'm glad to have you!!! (You just got another goodie added to your bag!) Heehee
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  3. I love to acknowledge positive behavior in my classroom. These would be quick and easy to use. Good idea, Jess! I would probably laminate them and put them on a ring for easy access. Thanks for sharing your idea.


  4. I love it when something you use in your classroom can be used by other teachers as well.

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  5. Cute idea. :) I just linked up to follow with Bloglovin. :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners


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