What are your thoughts on rewarding students to behave? We are currently experiencing challenging behaviour from quite a few students across the upper primary and secondary school, and in assembly the Chairman of the School Board (who does not have an education background) announced, "Tell us what you want". This was without consultation and teachers were horrified. On Friday the first of the prizes was handed out. The certificate says the prize is for academic and good behavior. It is just so crazy. The academic students behave anyway and the ones that do not behave are not academic. So the ones he is trying to entice into good behaviour won't earn the prize anyhow! Also he is leaving at the end of the school year so the next Chairman will inherit a school with students asking, "What's in it for me?". Have you ever tried this method of behaviour management and does/could it possibly work? Am I being too negative to start with? It is just going against everything I believe in when it comes to behaviour management.