Submitted by Pamela Rezach, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Idea posted September 10, 2002
I'm going to take the red/yellow/green card idea (thanks Janet in MI!) and add an additional motivation.
I'm going to place one stoplight per class (made of construction paper or the foam "stuff") in the hallway. If all the cards remain green by the end of class, the entire class will get a Green Light added to their stoplight out in the hallway. If I turn any of the cards yellow, then the class will receive a yellow light. If I turn any of the cards red, the class will receive a red light. Every time the class earns a green stoplight, I will add a smiley face sticker to their stoplight.
At the end of the nine weeks, I will take a picture of the "champion" class and honor them by featuring them on the decorated classroom door. (Probably some type of individual reward, too.)