Inspirationpresented by Ray Glass during my undergrad at theUniversity of Maine at Farmingtonexperimented with my ﬁrst class in 2009-2010 school year
Background InfoIn my class: increased behavioral referrals students receive 5 points class participation (CP) points are part of class grade
Grades and Agesused with High School studentscan be used with any age groupDon’t let them fool you, older kids LOVE tickets too, despitehow “babyish” they say it is at ﬁrst.
Materialsrafﬂe tickets (less than $3 for a roll atWalmart)grade book for keeping track of scoresmusic with laptop to play on (optional)1 prize for each class per monthjar or box for each classORenvelopes for each class and a students hat
Students receive points based on how they follow classroom rules.1 point: meet no rules2 points:meet one rule3 points: meet 2-3 rules4 points: meet most rules except forone5 points: meet all rules (respectful,listened to others, on time andprepared, appropriate language, andparticipated)
When students get 5 points, they get a rafﬂe ticket!
How it WorksStudents write their names on the back.Tickets are put into a jar/envelope.Each month, the teacher picks a ticket, and that student gets aprize.The more 5 point CP grades a student gets, the more chancesthey have to win.
Prizes I have Givenchocolate/candypencilsgel pensAroma Joe’s gift card ($5)Dunkin Donut’s gift card ($5)Subway gift card ($5)headphones
Tips and CommentsPlaying music can make itexciting.Prizes can get expensive.MUST spend ﬁrst fewweeks of class teachingexpected behaviorsAlways keep tickets wherestudents can see them.
Connections to Positive Behavioral Supports (PBS)The ticket acts as the reinforcer.Students are rewarded for appropriate behavior.sets expectations for student behaviorcreates a warm classroom environmentStudents follow rules that pass dead man test (respectful, listenedto others, appropriate language, participated, on time andprepared). (Scheuermann & Hall 2008)
Basic FactsStudents are on a level system of 1-5, 5 is best behavior and 1is worst behavior.Each level has different privileges or disadvantages (ex: level1 has no 5 minute breaks, level 5 gets to bring a friend tolunch on fridays).Students start at level 3 (standard privileges)
How it WorksEach week at team meeting, other students in class decidehow each student will move.Each students stands up and pleads their case.Students move up a level if they had a good week.Students move down a level if they had a bad week.Students move down two spaces if they were suspended orhad detention.
Why it’s not PBShave something taken awayfocuses on negative and positive behaviorscreates tension between student relationships and student-teacher relationships (Scheuermann & Hall, 2008)
ReferencesScheuermann, K., Hall, J.A. (2008) Positive behavioral supports for the classroom, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson. All photos taken by Brittany Pike