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Motivating For Better Grades

 
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BigDaddy
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 3:14 pm    Post subject: Motivating For Better Grades Reply with quote

One of the problems I had early on was motivation to do good work. My sons just wanted to get the work done so they could finish up and play.

When it came to their handwriting, were very sloppy and can still be sloppy at times. With my youngest who is in 2nd grade now, I was mostly concerned with if the spelling was correct or not. Once they reached 2nd grade, we worked more on penmanship and being neat about it. What worked for me to motivate them was that they were into the Yu-Gi-Oh trading cards. (sports cards, hot wheels, etc will work also) When we started, they didn't have a whole lot of them. So I went and bought some and showed them. Then I gave them the rules: If they turned in a sloppy paper, they lose a card. If they turned in a neat paper, they receive a card. I also started using this format for tests as well. If they scored a 100% on a test, they received 2 cards or only 1 card for a 95% or better. However, If they scored below 80% they lost 1 card or 2 cards if they scored below 70%.

One key in receiving or loosing cards, was THEY had to select the card to gain OR loose from the deck face down. This way they couldn't just loose one of their not so favorite cards or gain a card they wanted. They didn't know what the card was until it was picked.
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Treeman



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a good idea, but my kids aren't really into collecting anything like that. Maybe I could just use folded up slips of paper with special incentives written on them. A ten minute break, extra computer or TV time(which is strictly limited in our house), special snack or treat. Any other ideas?
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krish



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:30 am    Post subject: Re: Motivating For Better Grades Reply with quote

BigDaddy wrote:
One of the problems I had early on was motivation to do good work. My sons just wanted to get the work done so they could finish up and play.

When it came to their handwriting, were very sloppy and can still be sloppy at times. With my youngest who is in 2nd grade now, I was mostly concerned with if the spelling was correct or not. Once they reached 2nd grade, we worked more on penmanship and being neat about it. What worked for me to motivate them was that they were into the Yu-Gi-Oh trading cards. (sports cards, hot wheels, etc will work also) When we started, they didn't have a whole lot of them. So I went and bought some and showed them. Then I gave them the rules: If they turned in a sloppy paper, they lose a card. If they turned in a neat paper, they receive a card. I also started using this format for tests as well. If they scored a 100% on a test, they received 2 cards or only 1 card for a 95% or better. However, If they scored below 80% they lost 1 card or 2 cards if they scored below 70%.

One key in receiving or loosing cards, was THEY had to select the card to gain OR loose from the deck face down. This way they couldn't just loose one of their not so favorite cards or gain a card they wanted. They didn't know what the card was until it was picked.


Sounds interesting. Interesting BTW buddy. I will try them for future. Thank you fr sharing them.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:52 am    Post subject: Teaching Reply with quote

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