Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Creative Economy

I have begun using our 7th grade team creative economy money in clas this week (see photo at left). I prefer to use it as an incentive for students. For example, this week I have been trying to "catch" students who are writing in their Eagle Book as well as doing things they should do without me telling them to. However, I will also use it as a way to gently remind students when they are not doing what they should. For example, I did a random Eagle Book check on Tuesday and one student had to give me a dollar because she hadn't been diligent about filling in her Eagle Book. As a social studies teacher, I like this idea (which was adapted for team use by Mrs. Peterson) because it will be a great way for me to teach about Economics (supply and demand, rational self-interest, competition, scarcity, etc.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think we should do the stock market contest because it teaches us how to save and make money.So people can use that later in life.It gives you some time to have a break from hard work and class work. ITS ALSO VERY FUN!!!!!!!!