This is what they mean when you hear about gamification. ClassDojo and ClassCraft use mechanics borrowed from video games to reward good behavior. It’s a way to create a fun, focused classroom culture.
This is the secret weapon of the rockstar teacher. Make any class fun while making it more productive.
To do this well, there’s some thought and setup required. You want rewards to mean something cool.
Try to collaborate with other grade-level teachers. Students’ characters can move between classes.