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    1. 1. Reward Systems Peter Dunn Donna Twardy Dan Zalinski EDUC 350 May 5, 2009   The Magical World of Reward Systems Dan Zalinski Donna Twardy Peter Dunn EDUC 350 May 4, 2009
    2. 2. Introduction to Reward Systems <ul><ul><li>Why and when should educators use reward systems? Motivation? – Dan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School wide reward programs, Classroom small group rewards, and Individual rewards - Donna </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle/High School rewards & Conclusion - Peter </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Grades </li></ul><ul><li>Desire to learn and explore ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation to succeed </li></ul><ul><li>Use a combination of intrinsic </li></ul><ul><li>and extrinsic elements </li></ul><ul><li>movie </li></ul>  HOW DO WE MOTIVATE STUDENTS?
    4. 4. INTRINSIC vs. EXTRINSIC <ul><li>Intrinsic motivation - a student wants to do something just to do it. </li></ul><ul><li>Extrinsic motivation - somebody else tries to make you do something in order to get something (usually materialistic). </li></ul><ul><li>Positive and negative motivation- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Positive = you want to get something or work towards a goal. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Negative motivation = away from something you want to avoid. </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. REWARDS <ul><li>Use rewards to- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>further student learning, promote positive behavior, and alleviate negative behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use extrinsic rewards to our advantage if we know what motivates students, but we need to do so carefully </li></ul><ul><li>The rewards can and should be small and configured to the level of the students </li></ul>
    6. 6. PRO’S and CON’S of using rewards Extrinsic motivation has some serious drawbacks: <ul><li>It’s not sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>You may get diminishing returns </li></ul><ul><li>3. It may hurt intrinsic motivation </li></ul>
    7. 7. School Wide Reward Systems <ul><ul><li>Citizen of the Week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student of the Month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom of the month </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. School Wide Reward Systems <ul><ul><li>Space Shuttle Tickets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can earn tickets in class, at recess, lunch, or at the library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drawing every Friday for prizes </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Classroom Small Group Rewards <ul><ul><li>Earn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Table points </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fill marble or cotton ball jar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add links to a chain </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reward </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Earned Time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fun Fridays </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Movie & Popcorn </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Involve students in choosing rewards </li></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Individual Reward Systems <ul><ul><li>T.C.B. person of the day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signature Card- principal’s office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone call home or long recess </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First to line up for lunch or to go home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raffle tickets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Picnic lunch on the grass with the teacher </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Individual Reward Systems (continued)
    12. 12. Individual Reward Systems <ul><ul><li>Token Economy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students collect points and spend them at “auction” once a month </li></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Reward Systems for H.S. Students
    14. 14. Reward Systems to the Rescue <ul><ul><ul><li>2008 dropout rate in California – 1 out of 4 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2008 dropout rate in USA 50 largest cities – 1 out of 3 </li></ul></ul></ul>Reward programs are part of the solution Congratulations on the cash award and a permanent inscription of your name on the walls of Breyer Hall!
    15. 15. H.S. Reward Systems <ul><li>Positive Behavior Support Program (All) </li></ul><ul><li>Voucher System (Freshmen) </li></ul><ul><li>Level System (Special Education) </li></ul><ul><li>Rewards substitute teachers can use </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to Earn (Low performing) </li></ul><ul><li>College Credit Rewards </li></ul>
    16. 16. Positive Behavior Support Program <ul><li>Gotcha awards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Being prepared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Striving to do their best </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showing respect to fellow students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nationally, reduced violent crimes by 43% </li></ul>
    17. 17. Voucher System for Early H.S. Students
    18. 18. Students can receive a voucher for: <ul><ul><li>100% assignment completion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No class disruptions for a given week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receiving the highest score on an exam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winning the ‘Class Participator of the Week’ award </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winning the ‘Word of the Week’ vocabulary competition </li></ul></ul>                                 
    19. 19. Example of inexpensive rewards: <ul><ul><li>USB Flash Drives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blank CDs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Costume Jewelry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posted Picture </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Level System <ul><li>Highly structured </li></ul><ul><li>Clear expectations of behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Hourly assessments </li></ul>
    21. 21. Learn to Earn Pilot Program for low performing H.S. Students
    22. 22. Extrin$ic reward to motivate kid$ to $tudy <ul><li>$8 an hour for 4 hours a week </li></ul><ul><li>After school tutor </li></ul><ul><li>Only a few pupils participated </li></ul><ul><li>Participants outperformed comparison group </li></ul><ul><li>Intrinsic reward: Participants gained confidence and abilities </li></ul>
    23. 23. Rewards for High Performing H.S. Students <ul><li>Students can earn 2 years of college credit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn to Earn program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Placement program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Save in tuition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Save time </li></ul></ul></ul>
    24. 24. Conclusion <ul><ul><li>Reward systems work, you just need to know when and how to use them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are many resources out there - Use them. </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. Bibliography Tobias, Assman. &quot;Incentives for participation&quot;. Berkley Edu. May 1,2009 Virtual Salt. &quot;Some Ideas for Motivating Student&quot;. May 1, 2009   Brandt/Chance, &quot;Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation&quot;. Ferris State University. April 30, 2009 Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation&quot;. P2P Foundation. April 30, 2009 Grant/Gillette, Everyone's Children . Canada: Vicki Knight, 2006. Google Images http://images. google .com/images?hl=EN&q= disneyland & gbv =2& aq =f& oq =