Student Contributor: A. Lester
A Student Store Dollar is given by the teacher to the students. It’s used to reward students for either doing good on a test or an achievement and they can use it towards the 6th grade student store. It’s helpful in the sense that students can work towards getting one and then use it to get a treat.
In the 6th grade classroom, the students run a store that contains different types of treats. Such as cookies, candy bars, beef sticks, etc. The Student Store Dollars allow them to buy an item from the store. The students receive one when the teacher believes that the student has earned it. This can be in terms of showing integrity in their homework, acting diligently on a task, or if the class has good behavior for a substitute teacher. The Student Store Dollars can be given by any teacher in the school to his or her own students. It is then at their discretion how they decide to hand them out.
This tool aligns with the Three Phases and Theories of Influence by connecting to the Supportive Phase. Since the Student Store Dollars support and guide a student in their work and behavior, it fits best in this category. This tool can also fit into the Corrective Phase because the teacher may use this as a way to help a student do better with homework, classroom behavior, etc. By using this tool, you can help students work harder towards goals in many different aspects as well. Not only does it tailor to extrinsic motivations it can help with a student’s intrinsic motivation as well.
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Tool Source: Keri Hodgson