Alternatives to Food Rewards in the Classroom

Food is commonly used to reward students for good behavior and academic performance. Yet, using food as reward can have negative consequences that go far beyond the short-term benefits. Many schools and districts have found ways to be innovative with their budget and resources to offer nonfood rewards for their schools, staff, and students. In this guide, you’ll find examples of schools who have found alternate ways of rewarding good behavior and tips to implement these ideas in your own classroom.


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