We are about 8 weeks into the school year now and while students are getting settled into their routine, sports have been starting to take over in their mindset. As we know there are ups and downs in how busy students are. Sometimes it feels like some of them are constantly going with no breaks at all during the year and then some you simply just ride the wave as their practice routines have highs and lows.
I thought it was time for a little practice motivation boost, so this week I gave the challenge for students to strive for 5 days of practice. In the September newsletter freebie, I included a set of superhero theme practice praises and one of those, was this “Strive for 5” card. (You can subscribe to the email list here. It will be available in October as well when the newsletter is released so you can grab it then.)
I gave each student a card and let them know this week I wanted them to strive for 5 days of practice. Those that came back with 5 or more days will be entered into a drawing to win all access to the Note Quest app. (Read the review on the app) I let them know that I will be drawing 3 names.
All students who do complete the challenge will receive a button to add to their lanyard (read this post for details on the lanyard and buttons).
While I always have a yearly incentive program, sometimes it’s fun to do these little motivational boosts to get them going again.
Do you do anything to give your students a little boost when you notice practice slacking?