School incentives is not a new thing at all. Schools use incentive programs to reward kids for following rules, reaching certain levels in programs like AR Reading, using good behavior, etc. My kids have been telling me about their incentives for many years. Some of the incentives they have worked towards includes parties, movie days, fun days, free days, homework passes and prizes. You get the drift…fun stuff!!
My sixteen year old rap star wanna-be son comes home from school the other day and, I kid you not, tells me that his class was given incentives; that if they do their work, they will get thirty minutes of free time outside. Well, that did not motivate my son at all. But, they found something that did. If he did his work, they would give him thirty minutes of….wait for it….NAP TIME!!!
Yup! Nap time!
“Mom! You don’t know how much that power nap worked for me…it made me feel so much better!”
The boy would not take a nap when he was little, but now he wants nap time. Go figure.
What motivates your teenager?