We're often asked for ways to get the word out to students and staff about utilizing Brag Tags® in conjunction with school and/or classroom goals.
Below are some things we’ve learned over the 20+ years that we’ve been creating wearable incentives to positively motivate students, specifically through the use of Brag Tags®.
We know that students love being awarded Brag Tags! The sense of pride and accomplishment is evident by the instant smile upon a student’s face when awarded a Brag Tags. When Brag Tags are introduced into school wide goals, programs and expectations, it doesn’t take long to notice how motivated students become to earn and collect as many Brag Tags as possible throughout the school year. Brag Tags stimulate friendly competition between students and classrooms, and encourage goals and expectations to be met in order to earn more Brag Tags. Students proudly wear Brag Tags around their neck or dangle them from backpacks so that they can display their accomplishments to the world!
So, we know students love to be awarded Brag Tags, but just how can you bring awareness to students, staff and parents about utilizing Brag Tag as an incentive to meet desired goals, behaviors and expectations?
1. Giving every students a starter Brag Tag is a really good way to stimulate buzz, as this motivates students to earn more!
2. Many schools have found that school wide assemblies work well to generate excitement about earning Brag Tags, and bring awareness to goals and expectations.
3. Other schools create bulletin boards highlighting pictures of Brag Tags along with the goals or program in which the tags can be earned.
And there’s more! We love to learn and hear about all the unique and creative ways that teachers, principals, and staff get the word out about utilizing Brag Tags in conjunction with classroom and school wide goals. We'd like to share a creative powerpoint presentation that Lucrecia, a teachers from Alice Reyes Elementary School, put together for her students and staff that demonstrates how Brag Tags can be use to help achieve the schools goals. Lucrecia said, “I love putting together presentations for my students and staff. I am a former principal and worked at Margaret Sheehy Elementary, which is another school you work with”. Thank you to Lucrecia for allowing us to share this powerpoint so others might use it as a guide in creating one for their school.
We are grateful to Lucrecia, and every other educator for all the hard work and dedication you show to your students every day. And we appreciate partnering with you in our shared goals of educating youth through unconditional support and positive motivation. Please enjoy Lucrecia’s powerpoint.