I base my classroom management on a token economy system that involves points and rewards. A token economy is the most-recommended form of classroom management strategy in practice today. I say that because when I research other options, I can’t find any!
I recently went to a consortium in which we were presented with a system that uses points and levels and rewards. The system seemed nice but had significant downfalls in my opinion, which is what I want to explore this post: How do you effectively blend PBIS and a token economy to maximize positive student behavior?
I have been taught and advised that in a token economy, what a student earns is to never be taken away. The prevailing idea is that they do not yet understand consequences and that by mimicking the real world, I run the risk of losing the child to defiance for the remainder of the year.