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NEW! Great Work Teacher Stamps are available now!

NEW! Great Work Teacher Stamps are available now!

Students appreciate feedback and knowing that their work is being acknowledged, so why not let them know what great work they are doing with our new Great Work Teacher Stamp (SE-0831)! Great for the classroom or homeschool setting, this stamp is an easy way to encourage and motivate students and show them what great work they are doing.

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NEW! Correct and Hand Back In Teacher Stamps are here!

NEW! Correct and Hand Back In Teacher Stamps are here!

Letting students correct their work so they can learn is a big part of teaching and this Correct and Hand Back In Teacher Stamp (SE-0830) is perfect for this. Easily grade a students work and acknowledge the opportunity for the student to correct their mistakes and return the paper to you. A fun and handy stamp to add to your teacher stamp collection today!
New! From the Tooth Fairy Teacher Stamp is available!

New! From the Tooth Fairy Teacher Stamp is available!

Our new SE-0387 From the Tooth Fairy Teacher Stamp can be used in the classroom but is also a great stamp for parents at home. When a child looses a tooth it's a special moment and this stamp is perfect for acknowledging those tooth fairy nighttime stops. You could even stamp this on a tooth cut-out to create a fun little keepsake from the Tooth Fairy!

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NEW! This Book Belongs Teacher Stamp is available!

NEW! This Book Belongs Teacher Stamp is available!

Our new This Book Belongs Teacher Stamp is perfect for teachers with classroom reading nooks, libraries and more. Just stamp it inside the cover of a book and you can easily show who's book it is, getting it ready for classroom reading and book borrowing! Check out SE-0386 today!

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New! Smart Cookie Teacher Stamps

New! Smart Cookie Teacher Stamps

You're students are some smart cookies, so why not let them know that with our fun new Teacher Stamp! Teacher Stamps are are ideal for encouraging good work habits and providing positive reinforcement in the classroom or homeschool. They make it easier to grade and provide some great feedback to students. Check out our Smart Cookie Stamp SE-0385 today!
Ice Cream themed door decor

Ice Cream themed door decor

Here's a scoop, you can let everyone know how sweet your students are by creating an ice cream themed door display. These ice cream cone cut outs are a fun and easy way to decorate for so many different occasions.  

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5 Tips to Use an Incentive Chart the Right Way to Change Your Child’s Behavior

5 Tips to Use an Incentive Chart the Right Way to Change Your Child’s Behavior

5 Tips to Use an Incentive Chart the Right Way to Change Your Child’s Behavior

If your child struggles with specific behavioral issues, help can be as simple as a tactic many parents swear by personal incentive charts. 

There are various types of incentive charts you can use for. Some are simple, with stickers and without too many categories, which are perfect for young children, including toddlers and preschoolers. Others, such as chore tracking charts, can be used for older children.

Parents and even teachers have, for decades, used incentive charts to motivate kids and encourage them to exhibit positive behavioral traits, such as saying “thank you,” finishing their homework on time, making their own bed, helping out a classmate, and so on. Although some worry that using charts and stickers gets kids to behave well only in hopes of a reward, this method can, in fact, provide a robust framework for young children to develop long-term good habits. The catch? It needs to be implemented in the right manner.

Here are a few tips for using incentive charts in the right manner so that it works for your kid:

  1. Clearly determine and describe the behavior you want to target

The best way to encourage positive behavior is to be clear about its description so that your child understands. You want to be as specific as possible. For instance, instead of setting a goal like “clean your room,” you can say “fold your laundry,” “put your toys away,” and so on. 

  1. Choose a chart

Depending on your child’s age, interests, and hobbies, you can choose from various incentive charts online. Then, hang it up on the wall, somewhere your child can see it every day and measure their progress. Keep in mind that older children might want it to be put up somewhere more private, like their bedroom.

  1. Set the ground rules

Could you please let your child know how the chart works? For example, tell them that doing their chores or displaying good behavior will earn them a sticker. If you want to incorporate more short-term rewards, you can say that they will get something bigger after, say, 10 or 15 stickers, like a new toy, movie night, and so on.

  1. Keep it positive

The idea behind incentive charts is positive reinforcement. Avoid using negative language.

  1. Be consistent

When your child behaves desirably, whether it is only once or more than once a day, reward them immediately with a star on the chart. Consistency is key.  

You can make this process more fun and exciting for your little one with colorful incentive charts, like our Personal Incentive Chart- Butterfly. We also offer perfect charts for chore tracking, such as the Job Chart- Child Organizer. Please browse through our online store to take your pick from vertical calendars, horizontal charts, and more.

 

 

Spring bulletin board and door decor

Spring bulletin board and door decor

Encourage your student's creativity as you soar into spring with fun classroom bulletin board and door decorations! Each student can creatively decorate their choice of colorful cut out kites then adds it to the spring display. 
Creative Shapes Etc. SE-8520 Kite Assorted color cut outs
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Teacher Appreciation door decor

Teacher Appreciation door decor

Get creative when you show your favorite pre-school or elementary teacher how much you care, with a flowerpot full of her favorite flowers. Place a student picture on each flower cut out and have the students write reasons why they appreciate the teacher on the leaves. Then display them all together in a flowerpot with the teacher's name on it. 
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Kinder "Garden" Classroom bulletin board

Kinder "Garden" Classroom bulletin board

A fun activity to add color to your classroom bulletin board. Help your students show their creativity while celebrating spring and summer!  Each student can decorate a colorful flower cut out with their picture and display them in the classroom Kinder "Garden"! You can add other seasonal or garden themed cut outs to complete the look. 
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