"I Was Caught Being Good," ( coins ). Help improve behaviors and motivate your child to complete class work, homework or chores at home. Hand out a coin when you see the behavior you would like to see more often, just catch them doing/being good. This is also a portable system that teachers and parents will both love because this technique transcends from the classroom to the home. The most important thing about any reward system is in the wording. If you do this then I will give you this...that is a Bribe. Placing the coin beside the student and saying, "Here is your coin after you finish that task, etc., you may place it on your folder, you are making them responsible and getting the results you desire.
Original Stories behind the creation of Caught Being Good Coin Puzzle: He was in kindergarten as he stepped outside his classroom door with one fist clenched swinging at the Principal. His documentation folder would consist of aggression towards others, non- compliant with school rules and classroom work. After putting the coin puzzle in place, no matter how small the effort, the positive was recognized. He was in first grade and seemed to enjoy the constant negative attention he was receiving for not working. It seemed the more his teacher complained and threatened to send him to the office the more he would misbehave.