Having issues with recurring behaviors? Want to update your classroom management plan? This is a great way to incorporate positive reinforcement in your classroom. By using tickets (that you can buy at Walmart or online for really cheap) and incentives, reinforce the positive behaviors you want in your classroom.
Through various things (good test grades, turning documentation in on time, being a good citizen, etc.), students can earn so many tickets throughout the semester. They can put these tickets towards supplies for the classroom (such as paper and pencils) or fun things (such as candy or other things as available). At the end of the semester (or year), students can turn their tickets in to be converted into extra points that can be applied to various grades in class.
Because this is positive reinforcement, tickets are not taken away from students when they do not model the expected behaviors. That's what makes this so great! Students learn what they need to do to earn more tickets to put towards more things.
Not only does this reinforce good behaviors, it also teaches them responsibility because they have to hold on to their tickets (I will not replace them) and they learn budgeting as they can hold on to them for a later reward or use them immediately for immediate gratification.