Before teaching I noticed that many of the students in the class had trouble paying attention and staying on task. I knew what I had to do – come up with an incentive! Throughout the lessons I gave the students “math money” for answering questions, solving problems, and doing their homework. We had an auction today and the students were able to spend the money they had earned. Prizes included mystery bags and coupons for “free late work pass”, “listen to music while you work”, and “skip bellwork”. It was a big success!
I know that teaching is a difficult profession to enter right now, but I truly believe it is what I am meant to do! I cannot wait to have my own class of smiling faces. Until then, I am going to learn as much as possible and enjoy the ride!