Incentives don’t have to be expensive. Many schools plan PBIS events that use resources and equipment that their school already has. A field day using the gym equipment or a staff vs. students volleyball game would cost nothing to execute. Using privileges as store items could be free also. Here are some ideas to get you started!
- Class DJ – choose music for the classroom to listen to for half an hour
- Tell the class a joke
- Gym time
- Be the first one in the lunch line
- Sit in the teacher’s chair
- Use your headphones while doing seatwork
- Drawing time
- Feed the classroom pet
- Dress casual – no school uniform for a day
Using Raffles instead of a Store
If running a store within your school becomes too much of a time commitment or too expensive, consider using raffles as an incentive for students. Raffles can be done every month or just a few times per year. Students will stay motivated to earn a lot of points, so they get as many chances as possible at the big raffle. The money spent on keeping the store stocked week-to-week with candy, school supplies, and spirit wear can be accumulated and spent on a few larger items like a Kindle Fire, Bluetooth speaker, iPad mini, or gift cards. Many schools can get items donated by businesses or parents for their raffles, too. Visit How to Create a Raffle to learn how you can create raffles for your PBIS incentives!
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