The Ticket System
This is the third year for using the Ticket System in my room. The idea is that each student has a ticket they keep at their desk, a ticket I’ll take from them as a form of punishment or discipline. I keep track of how many times each student loses a ticket during the grading period, and reward those with no lost tickets. The variations of how to use these tickets are endless; you will no doubt think of your own ways to use tickets to your students’ advantage. The possibilities in constructing them are endless too. I use magnetic sheeting (the kind screen printers use for magnetic signs or that some people are using for promotional refrigerator magnets), but there are a number of ways to make a ticket that your students can personalize with their name and a picture. Magnets work well because they can be anchored to a metal desk, and double as a name tag for substitute teachers.