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    a new thought here
    By Connie

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    Hi,

    I love your ideas. I'm a big "Love and Logic" person. Try to get their tapes from the library to get the tone and flair for optimal effectiveness.

    Here is my big twist for the upcoming year: No more "earned" rewards that I have to pay for. Like many of you said, rewards seem to produce little long term effect. I shake my head when my peers give frequent class parties to their wild classes! I wonder what standards they use. I've been guilty of that too. Isn't something inherently wrong when the two kids that cause problems get the goodies all the time just like the compliant ones? So, going along with the love and logic theory that a big part of successful teaching is that children "fall in love with you", I will do special things for them spontaneously when I feel things are going well just because I am gracious and kind :-). I hope you get the implications here. We typically do the "reward popcorn party" when the class "earns" good behavior. No more. So, things that cost me any $ will be on my terms when I feel like it and I can still do the PAT for free.

    Connie



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