So I met with the little girl and we discussed the many times that the girl drama has been popping up lately and together we came up with a goal and an incentive plan to reach that goal. She realized that she needed to work on the what she said to others and how she said it. I shared with her what it means to "THINK" before you speak (also found on Pinterest). We then made her a credit card with the "THINK" image on the back.
Another student I have been working with seems to have a problem staying in his seat. His teacher says he is out of his seat at least 10 times a day. His grades are definitely not a reflection of what he is capable of doing. His teacher feels if we could just get him to stay seated, his focus may be more on his work. So I met with this student, reviewed his grades, discussed how many times the teacher is calling his name to go back to his seat and he agreed to work towards a goal of staying in his seat.
So this student starts out each morning with 3 "I can get out of my seat for no reason" coupons . If he gets out of his seat when he is not asked to, the teacher collects one coupon. His goal is to save up (not use) 10 coupons Once he has 10 coupons, he can trade them to come spend recess with me. We plan on playing a game together. Everyday, after school, he seeks me out to tell me how many more coupons he has earned. Looks like we will be playing a game together tomorrow!