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Naughty or Nice?

Naughty or Nice?

December can be an especially difficult time for elementary teachers. Was your class naughty or nice?  We end the year with a Christmas themed episode from  http://www.amodernteacher.com on how a teacher kept her class off Santa's naughty list. "There are so many perks to our job, and, for me, the holidays are one of my favorites. I enjoy giving gifts and surprising my students as much as the next teacher, but lately classrooms seem to resemble the set of an Oprah Winfrey show with teachers screaming “YOU get a prize, and YOU get a prize, and YOU get a prize! EVERYONE GETS A PRIZE!” Me, not so much. (Stay with me – it’s worth it, I promise.) I love my kids more than anything, but I’m also a big fan of encouraging my students to earn their rewards. Instead of giving them a gift simply because they’re in my class, I have created a fun rewards system that allows students to earn them. During the holidays I offer more opportunities to earn rewards than I normally would to create even more

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