I was directed to your site from an Internet search I did to find more info about piano pedagogy. I think I originally found it on www.toddfamily.com/policies. Anyway, can you tell me more about your Treasure Chest idea?
Sure! One year for my practice incentive program, I did a Treasure Chest theme. Students could earn Treasure Chest Points each week for doing certain things. I kept a collection of little treasure chests on a shelf in the studio with labels for 25 points, 50 points, 75 points, and 100 points. Once students had collected the designated number of points, they could choose any item from that treasure chest. You can download the list of How to Earn Treasure Chest Points, if you’re interested. I would definitely tweak the list if I was to do this again, but hopefully it will give you some ideas that you can use if you want to do a similar practice incentive program!
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