That's one S.M.A.R.T. Teacher
When tasks are challenging, the right kind of motivation can make all the difference between trying our best and giving up. Do you remember the first time you tried the Alligator Crawl during your workshop? S.M.A.R.T. activities can be hard! Your students need a motivator. Often, your encouragement and cheerleading is exactly what they need. But would you like to make it a little sweeter?
Laura, a pre-k educator from Blooming Prairie Elementary, is one S.M.A.R.T. teacher. Playing on our “S.M.A.R.T.” theme, Laura created S.M.A.R.T. tickets to be given with a Smartie candy as motivation and a reward for children who are working hard and staying on task during S.M.A.R.T. activities. Check out how cute these are?!
A closer look at the letters will reveal a fun nod to the movement names that make it even more fun for students to receive.
Can you adapt this idea to fit your S.M.A.R.T. implementation plan? Perhaps the tickets can be accumulated to be turned into a raffle each week or, like Laura does, given with a small Smartie as a reward for trying a task even when it is hard. We think she is an “Awesome Blossom" and love that she shared this idea with her fellow S.M.A.R.T. community.
Using tokens and rewards in S.M.A.R.T. might be just the thing your students need to stay motivated to keep up with these every important movement activities. Download a copy of the tickets below.