Today there will be no objective. Sadly, I’m out, and the end of the school year has led to lots of paperwork and little time to amuse myself and others to refresh. I’m hoping to think of more starting with Friday, but until then, I have an interesting question to pose to the community.
Next year, I plan to revamp rewards in my speech sessions. I’ve seen paper chains, sticker charts, and other cute ways of tracking points, but what I’m looking for are interesting ways to earn points and interesting ways to spend points, almost adding a token economy to the rewards tracking system and gamification already inherent in a sticker chart. Basically, I want getting rewards in speech class to feel like XBox Live achievements.
I’m going to post a sample of each an activity to earn points and a way to spend points. If you can think of ideas and post them in the comments, that’d be great. I’ll post what I end up coming up with in a future blog post.
Sample Achievement: 90% accurate with a middle-of-word sound in one session – 5 points.
Sample Reward: Spend 50 points: Choose end-of-session game for the day (I tend to reward my language groups with a 5-minute “fun” activity at the end of each session).
Other ideas in the comments would be more than welcome.