I give class dojo points for the 5 Whole Brain Teaching Rules and for work habits. I give a ton of whole class points, table points, and individual points. I try really hard to pass out more positives than removing points. You would be surprised at how wonderful the students act once they hear the sound of me giving points (postitives). I sometimes just ding points from my own personal avatar to get them on track. They have no idea that I'm really not taking away points from a specific student. Every once in a while I will remove a whole point (negative) from the class as a whole. I seldom remove individual points unless it's something major. If they get in trouble in the lunchroom then they definitely lose a point for not keeping the teacher happy. :)
My students login at home or come see me individually to view their class dojo points. The class points are not really showcased on the board for all to compare/ compete. I don't mind if they see it every once in a while but I try to make it more of a private matter.
Their parents receive weekly updates by email on Friday afternoons. I love how the students have already changed their own avatars at home because they log on with a unique student code.
I'm really trying for my students to earn work habit points for neat handwriting, clean desks, using time wisely etc.
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I sure do love positive feedback :)