Terrific Tickets Behavior Incentive Program
I’ve used this very simple behavior incentive program successfully in Grades 1-6 during my 28-year career as an educator. The choice board items and ticket exchange amounts for each item are detailed below, but it can be tailored to suit your class. I give tickets very liberally in the first few weeks of school as routines and procedures are being established. The frequency tapers off a bit as we get settled into the year, but students continue to respond positively and work hard for these incentives all year long.
-Choice Board Descriptions and Suggested Ticket Exchange Amounts-
I’ve included pricing squares to provide flexibility in determining how many tickets each incentive is worth. I’ve listed the exchange amounts that I use, but these may need to be adjusted according to the needs of your students.
School Supplies –10 to 15 tickets-Pencil grips, decorative pencils, pens, and highlighters are 15. I charge 10 for ordinary school sup-plies like erasers or yellow pencils.
Shoes Off-20 tickets-Students keep shoes off for the class period.
Lunch in Classroom-25 Tickets-per student Students like to save up and purchase this in groups of 2 or 3.
Bag of Chips-25 tickets-Student selects from a variety pack of individual chip bags.
Popcorn Snack-25 Tickets-Individual microwave popcorn.
Rolling Chair-30 tickets-Student uses the rolling chair at their table or desk.
Treasure Chest-35 tickets-Student picks an item from the Treasure Chest
Technology Time-40 tickets-Student gets free time on computer, ipad, or other device.
Class Drummer-50 tickets-Student plays bongo riffs at my signal throughout the lesson/day.
Teacher Assistant-60 tickets-Student sits at Teacher desk and completes any task requested including answering the phone if it rings.
After School Art Project-75 tickets-Student stays after school to complete an art project.