Monthly Archives: September 2011

Real Inspiration

It takes a lot to impress a 16 year old boy. But boy, did Keith Hawkins do just that. Keith is a professional speaker dedicated to making the world a place where we understand and value all people by building meaningful relationships. Both of my sons (one junior, one freshman, pictured below) we’re moved and inspired by Keith’s visit to their high school, and talked about nothing else at dinner that night. One of the things we discussed, that really caught my attention, was the concept of student “empowerment” … by being positive, expressing kindness, appreciation and love on a daily basis.

This reminded me of our “bucket filler” BragTag™. It’s never too early to empower students with the knowledge that positive actions fill their own bucket as much as they fill the bucket of others. The bucket filling concept works very well in elementary schools! Read the book “Have You Filled a Bucket Today” to your students, as the pages turn, children learn the meaning of the terms, bucket filling and bucket dipping and discover that when they fill someone’s bucket, they fill their own. These cute tags serve as effective reminders to fill buckets, or give them as rewards after students fill bucket.


Posted by on September 22, 2011 in Uncategorized


Personalized Teacher Packs are PERFECT!

The reviews are coming in, and they’re really good! Teachers LOVE these motivational BragTags™. Our inexpensive BragTags™ are the perfect reward for good behavior, attendance and academic recognition, or just for the fun of it! Anything you can imagine…put it on a BragTag™ and hand it out to your students. Watch as a wave of pride washes over your classroom. These tags inspire and motivate students in ways we only could have dreamed!

We are more than delighted to hear teachers rave about this product. Check out the “First Grade Parade” blog, straight from the source!

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Posted by on September 21, 2011 in Uncategorized


8 Fun (and Creative) Ways to Reward Your Students for Good Behavior and Attendance

There’s nothing like a little positive reinforcement to get your kids motivated—and to help you with your classroom management.  Get started on a fun, positive classroom management plan by using one of these fun, creative and (best of all!) inexpensive rewards.

1.  BragTags™: Give each of your kids a key chain and then let them collect unique colorful tags as they rack up attendance days or good behavior in class. Check them out here!

2. Time:  Your students love to spend time with you—really—so, whether it’s a twenty minute one-on-one lunch or a five-minute phone call, a great reward is the opportunity to spend time with you.

3. Static Clings:  Order customized static cling stickers with your school or class logo and give them to kids to adorn their lockers, their windows or their binders. Check out cool static clings here!

4. Class Activities:  Challenge your entire class to an entire week without a tardy or an entire day without a behavioral disruption—and then reward the class with popcorn or a game.

5. Privileges:  Reward your kids for good behavior with privileges—like the opportunity to listen to music during quiet work time or the chance to play kickball at recess.

6. School supplies:  Kids are always running out of school supplies—so reward them with special pencils or pens that are customized to your school or class colors, mascot or logo. Check out custom pens and pencils here!

7. Wristbands:  Let your kids show off their positive behavior with customized wristbands that declare that they are top attendees, good listeners and that they turn in their homework. Still a favorite, custom wristbands never disappoint, check them out here!

8. Have a student of the month ceremony each month. Download free certificated here.

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Posted by on September 21, 2011 in Uncategorized