Class Thermometer

Questions or discussion about Kagan theory, research, or implementing Kagan in your classroom.
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Class Thermometer

Post by jansam » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:41 pm

Hi all,
Does anyone have any articles or case studies that back up the use of the Class Thermometer as a 'rewards' system for class building.
Thank you

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Re: Class Thermometer

Post by Rob » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:39 am

Hey it's me again!

The class thermometer as you may recall comes out of Chapter 16 MOTIVATION WITHOUT REWARDS AND COMPETITION. It is an idea to modify a reward system. Most reward systems are based on individual performance and so individual reward. Many classrooms then create a pattern of the same students receiving the rewards and the same not. By using a CLASS REWARD system, we take PIES into account. Positive Interdependence (Is my gain your gain?) exists when one student does well, it contributes to the gain of others.

While I am not a researcher either, I quickly Google-d class reward systems and came up with this article:

Check it out!!