Tip for Using Rewards Effectively:
To save money on rewards...build a reward program around a 'prize box'. Like most of us, students find novelty itself to be a motivating experience. You can use a prize box to build some excitement into a reward program, without having to purchase big-ticket items. First, decorate a large sturdy box. Fill the box with inexpensive prizes that students might find motivating (e.g., small toys, stickers). When students earn a pre-determined number of points, they can draw the prize of choice from the box.