Back in ’04-’05, I taught in Durham, North Carolina at a school called Durham School of the Arts. I love that school. The building was old, tons of great history embedded everywhere, and a curriculum fully supportive of the arts. As a magnet school, we drew kids from the city and more rural “county,” leaving us with a culturally diverse community of learners.
We implemented PBS that year (now called PBIS @ Lakeview), and my reward for students was a “Knight Time” certificate, granting them permission to draw on the walls. It was a great way to recognize their personal and academic improvement, and the students loved to leave something creative and personal behind. These students were 6th graders, and brought some cool ideas. I’d love to be able to re-visit this idea sometime @ LV!