High School Ticket Rewards
February 23, 2011
There are a few different ways I offer rewards to my high school students. I have a “Two Minute Free Tardy Pass,” which allows students to arrive two minutes late (or to leave class two minutes early) without penalty. I’m careful not to give too many minutes, so students will not miss direct instruction. And students are not allowed to uses passes in combination: they can’t redeem four two-minute passes and arrive at class 8 minutes late.
I teach math and assign daily homework and frequent tests, so some of my rewards are tied to these assignments. One of my students’ all-time favorites is the “1/2 = 1 Whole Pass.” It allows a student to turn in 1/2 the assignment and receive full credit. I also have “One Day Late” and “Skip One Question” passes.