Summer Shoe Contest

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image1Students will have the opportunity to win these pair of all leather size 10.5 Air Force Ones. A little extrinsic reward for extra motivation, you bet… These shoes will be earned by any summer program student that wishes to participate. Participation is not required, but it is highly recommended even if you can’t fit the shoes. Once you’ve earned the shoes, you can do what you wish with them.

 

Here are the details about how to earn them on June 19th.

 

  • Students that wish to participate will have to write a 3 to 5 paragraph essay and will have following topic options: why they deserve the shoes, plans after high school, or how they will budget the money earned from the summer program.

 

  • Students should remember that I expect the following to be included in the essay: an introduction, body paragraphs with supporting details, and a conclusion.

 

  • Students should view the rubric (below) because I will be grading for grammar.

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Air Force One Contest [Extrinsic Reward]

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I made my students a deal today, and it involves a pair of Air Force 1’s. My brother gave these to me, and I figured I would never wear them due to the colors as well as my age ;] Luckily, I teach students that may like those random colors. I told them the following:  If you wear a size 12 or close to that size, I will give you these shoes. One stipulation, you have to receive an A in either Language Arts/Writing or Language Arts/Literature during the 4th Quarter. If there are multiple students that receive an A, the tie breaker will be based on overall percentage in specific class. If two or more students have the same percentage, the tie breaker will be the highest average from both Language Arts/Writing and Language Arts/Literature…

A little extrinsic reward, you bet. I have had several students staring at the mini-poster [here] I have hanging on my white board trying to devise a plan in order to get the shoes. I told them that there is a simple way, do the work your assigned and do it to the best of your ability. Lesson for the students, when you work hard for things, you give yourself an opportunity for good things to happen… On that same note, there is only one pair of shoes, so working hard, just like in life, might not get you want you want all the time. That being said, you still have to put forth the effort to give yourself an opportunity to be successful.