Emoji behavior incentive

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

emoji behavior management tip

I am always looking for the next best behavior tip.  I would say classroom management and building relationships are my strong suit for sure.  I have my trusty go to tricks, but I'm always trying to come up with other incentives so I keep them on their toes too.
Welcome to my weekly series 

You can find me here every Wednesday during the school year for new ideas each week.

This week I wanted to share an idea I had that incorporates - something kids LOVE - which is super important.  You gotta keep up with the lingo, and things they are into.  Unless of course it's dabbing or flipping water bottles OR the floss - then run for your lives! LOL 
So, I'm going with emojis this time around.  Kids love emojis and this incentive will definitely motivate them...I can't wait to try it out and give you updates on instagram and facebook.

So, first I created this little poster to get them excited about this new behavior incentive and I tried to be clever...notice the word tried...  Not sure how 'clever' this is but whatever.

emoji classroom management tip
Using emojis of course this message says:  Your work and behavior is ' on point! '

So I found these emoji balls.... on  Amazon and thought to myself - I could use this for something!!!

Using emojis for behavior management

emoji marble jar reward

So since the jar is so large I included Washi tape to help us meet our goals.  I got this ( tape ) idea from my amazing friend Becca - over at Miss Giraffe.  It's a great way to meet a goal and keep going for a 2nd goal.  So, maybe the first goal is a Popsicle party and the 2nd goal is an extra recess or fort and flashlight reading day.  There are so many ways you can use this.  You can even let a sub give double the amount of balls if they have a great day with your guest teacher...
OR if you know you are going to be out for more than a day and want a special reward incentive in place just pull this out on those days.
I've been teaching long enough to know that YES you need consistency and structure but you also need to SWITCH things up when it comes to incentives too.  OTHERWISE they get bored easily - ahem I blame fort night and other video game 'babysitters' for the fact that these kids are getting bored so 'easily' nowadays ~ ~ but that's a whole 'nother blog series... kidding...kinda.

emoji marble jar reward

emoji reward jar

If this is something you know your students would love and you are dying to try it....you can find the emoji balls here:

This huge bag of emoji balls was less than $10 and the large jar I got at Walmart for $11.  You can probably use a clear Tupperware container from home as well.
If you have some behavior challenges this year and are frantically optimistically searching Pinterest for fresh ideas I hope this comes in handy.  I'm telling you whenever I use a different behavior trick, things get better.  Make sure to add to your bag of tricks often to keep things fresh in your classroom.  I'm certain that in doing so you will find success even with a chatty or difficult class.

As always, happy teaching!

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