I teach 4th grade in a highly diverse urban setting. Poverty is a HUGE issue and to say these kids have poor eating habits in an understatement. Most also appear to have no sense of intrinsic motivation, and unfortunately my colleagues are in the habit of bribing their students with food.
I REFUSE to do this ... although I did recently succumb to sugarless gum. BUT, I don't like this. As our academic population gets poorer and poorer they also become more and more extrinsically motivated. It's sad.
I am looking for small "cool" rewards that don't encourage poor eating habits.
We're waaaaaay too cool for stickers ...
Thanks for any and all suggestions -
age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise