|Scooped by Michaela Vila|
Two types of routines that is really predominate and potentially harmful in the classroom is how teachers reward and punish students in the classroom. Too many times teachers use food as a reward or punish and/or use physical activity as a punishment, this creates negative perceptions of food and physical activities.
To help promote child's health food should not be used as a reward and physical activity should not be used as a punishment but it should be used as a reward. One specific way to use physical activity as a reward is having a dance party be a reward; this is slightly mentioned in this article but I have linked at the bottom more details and teachers reactions to dance parties. To help make having dance parties become a routine way of rewarding the class, the teacher can create a point system of how the class can get points and have to work as a class to get a certain number of points. This also helps foster the necessary skills for PBL to happen because this forces students to work as a whole group by collaborating and communicating on how to keep the whole class on track as well as establishing conference when there is a problem with the group efforts (e.g. one student reminding another student to behave so they can get points for the dance party).