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Old 08-06-2012, 06:44 PM
LovetoteachPREK LovetoteachPREK is offline
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Primary Elementary Teacher
P.E. Teachers - share your class incentive ideas!

Hi everyone! Starting out a new year as a new P.E. Teacher. I am looking for some fun ways to motivate the students as a class. I would like to honor a class each week (or maybe every other week) for exhibiting great behavior, participation, etc.

Any ideas???
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:30 PM
Paragiggle Paragiggle is offline
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P.E. Teacher
As far as participation goes, something fun my teacher mentor did to motivate students to bring proper footwear was the Big Shoe award.

If an entire class (Say, Mrs. Higginbottom's class) wore appropriate footwear for PE, they would get a sticker placed on a board that tracked the month's progress. At the end of the month, the class with the most stickers got to take a picture with a GIANT basketball shoe. It was comical how big the thing was compared to the kiddos, haha. They got a kick out of it.

She did this for each grade level and their pictures would be displayed right by the doors to the gym.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:00 PM
ssand ssand is offline
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Make/buy a huge trophy from the local thrift store. The best class at the end of the week gets it.
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Old 04-17-2014, 03:52 PM
Sarah Jordan Sarah Jordan is offline
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For my classes, every student who has perfect attendance gets entered to win a prize. They know what the prize is ahead of time and it's a great incentive!
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:54 PM
ScienceEd ScienceEd is offline
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in my kids elementary school, the elective teachers would give the top scoring class an award each 9 weeks (same trophy would move around the school). They gave weekly points (1-10) for how the class did in music, PE, library, etc.
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Old 07-03-2015, 08:14 AM
rhurd1 rhurd1 is offline
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P.E. Teacher
We are looking for ideas to improve motivation for our younger students next year as well.
The school does compliment cards, where each class earns rewards as they accumulate the compliment cards. I am thinking about something specific for PE though, but along the same lines. As the classes accumulate more, they get more rewards, such as choose the activity, extra P.E. time, P.E. teacher for a day, and more.
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Old 07-05-2015, 11:58 AM
Upsadaisy Upsadaisy is offline
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Have you seen the incentive charms at www.fitnessfinders.org ? They are cute and not very expensive - though I haven't been to the site in a long while.
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:24 AM
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stephenpe stephenpe is offline
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I've used those for many years......they work......our AR program uses them, too.A
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