The Ultimate NOT2cool4school Rewards & Recognition System for Teens & Tweens features:
-4 different reward systems (2 updated classics made "cool" for teens and 2 original systems)
-step-by-step instructions for implementing in your classroom
-24 PAGES of PRINTABLES!!! Including rewards, goal sheets & more!
About the system: All students need a gold star. Even teens & tweens. Scratch that. ESPECIALLY teens & tweens. Now, I’m not talking about a literal gold star necessarily (although they probably wouldn’t mind that either), but about the recognition that our students so desperately need. Our teen or tween students may act like they do not need or care about what we think of them, but they do. They are craving and calling out to be noticed and recognized. If they aren’t receiving positive attention and notice, they’ll settle for the negative. We all know this. But when you have fifty to a hundred middle school or high school students all vying for recognition and notice, it’s almost impossible to give each one the attention they need. That’s why I developed this system specifically geared to motivate and recognize teens & tweens. I wanted an effective way to show my students that I do notice them and care about their achievements, and that I want to CELEBRATE them for their successes.
This system will help you reward and, even more importantly, recognize your students without having to sacrifice hardly any prep time, class time, and should eliminate any possibility or accusations of “favoritism.” And when your students see you praising and recognizing one of their classmates, it will motivate them to work to receive the same. In an age where our students are obsessed with the idea of being “socially acceptable”, it’s our job to inspire, recognize, and celebrate them for being EXCEPTIONAL.
Included in this document are four different systems for motivating, rewarding, and recognizing your students. You can implement as many of the methods as you like, however, I recommend utilizing as many as you can to provide as much opportunity as possible for recognition in your classroom. Different students are motivated differently, so using a range of rewards will ensure that each student has a goal to work for.