This year our (6-8) school is really promoting assessment awareness with the theme "AYP: Achieving Your Potential" We have a few motivational activities planned, but not many. Most of the ideas we have are more suited for elementary school. Are any of you doing any kind of student motivation? If so, what are your ideas? So far what we have planned is (if we make AYP as a school): Every student gets a fun day at the end of the year - the VP will get in a dunk tank for part of the day and any student who wants to try to dunk him will get a chance. A small (but feisty) group of teachers will come to school on the fun day with our hair dyed school colors... yes, I'm one of the teachers. A group of teachers will ATTEMPT to choreograph and perform a dance routine to some current song (we have discussed trying to do the Beyonce/Single Ladies dance, but probably won't happen with that routine)... again, I'm one of the teachers suckered into it. On the game day, we will have various game systems set up and kids can challenge teachers to a round of a chosen game (guitar hero, Wii Sports, etc) Almost every teacher in the building has agreed to some form of public humiliation in order to motivate our kids. We are really trying to inject some fun into this whole process since it is a very frustrating situation for kids (and teachers). Do you all have any more ideas that seem to be strong motivators?