Token or Star Chart
What is it?
Charts that are used to reinforce desired behavior. Token charts are often laminated worksheets with “tokens” that are velcroed to fill spaces as students work towards desired reward. Tokens can be stored on the back or bottom of the sheet.
Where is it found?
Often on an individual student’s desk or on the wall.
How do I use it?
Token systems are most effective when used consistently. Find out how the Classroom Teacher uses token charts for any of the students and see if that system can continue throughout your arts period. These systems/charts can help address behavioral issues as well as teach students to delay gratification of something they want by having to work for it first. You can ask students, “What are you working towards?”
Further incentivize learning by using tokens that are meaningful to students, e.g., if they love a specific movie, use characters from that movie as the tokens that they earn!
Ways to use a token or star chart in your class: