This resource includes two pages of superstar tickets that are intended to be used to reinforce appropriate classroom behavior. There is also a third page that provides an explanation of rationale for this product as well as details about how I use this in my classroom.
I use these tickets for a select few students who are working on appropriate classroom behavior and who need an extra reminder that they are superstars! I utilize this resource as a positive behavior management plan for students who need it. I print the tickets out on yellow or gold paper and cut the tickets out. I love this product for a few powerful reasons:
1. These tangible tickets that live in my pocket, on my desk, magneted to my whiteboard, etc. provide me with a visual reminder to catch the particular student being a superstar and give them praise! Without these tickets, the students who need the positive praise most often times are overlooked by me, their teacher who is doing her best =)
2. Although I usually try to avoid tangible/extrinsic rewards, I love using these superstar tickets for the students who need this extra reminder that they are a superstar because it gives the student a visual of just how much they rock! The students who earn these in my classroom have a little bucket on their desk so they can watch as their tickets amass all week long. I hope the bucket full of tickets can act as a visual reminder for these students that they are worthy and wonderful!
3. Finally, these tickets act as a great communication tool between home and school. I have the students who earn these bring them home each Friday so that their parents can see what a rock star they’ve been all week long. This offers parents with a consistent routine for reflecting on good classroom behavior at home and praise their children at home about behavior at school. I encourage the parents to create their own reward system involving these tickets at home to promote and encourage the positive behavior we both want to see. Some parents have used the weekly tickets to create an art project with their child and then they email me a photo of the finished masterpiece!
The Artsy Teacher