OK I am kind of thinking ahead right now. I am currently a preschool teacher and am asking for a transfer to the middle school. What kinds of rewards and punishments do you use at this age level? (6th, 7th, 8th) I thought I would have the students work toward a game day. Does this sound to corny for kids this age? Please let me know things that you all do to reward your students besides homework passes. I want to make sure that I get the students under control the first time I step in and I don't want to go in acting macho and superior. I want to gain some respect but do it in a friendly and loving way.