Catching on?

14 March, 2010
Rat Fink

Rewarding schools for good performance instead of punishing them for standardized testing results? Nah. That makes too much sense. Truth is, somebody stole the Fink’s idea. I actually thought of that years ago.

And why don’t we pay things forward in other areas? Why do the bad guys get all the press? I say we flip it, you know — like when my son’s school used to give out “caught being good” cards, to wit:

  • Cops should stop people at random and hand out $5 Starbucks gift cards for *not* speeding.
  • Parents who *don’t* act like idiots at their kids’ sporting events should get a free hot dog and Coke sprung on them once in awhile.
  • Vendors (and yes, I am talking about you, Mystik Media, maker of Blaze Media Pro) should reward longtime repeat customers who wouldn’t take advantage of them with a little trust, instead of cowering in the corner, grabbing at every penny like you’re friggin’ Golem.

You know. Stuff like that.

Am I snarky today? *feeling forehead* I’m afraid I’m not myself. Daylight Savings puts me off my feed. Ah well. At least Jake and Justin are coming for a visit today. That will cheer me up.

Crabby Fink

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15 March, 2010 4:33 am

I was big into the positive enforcement in my classroom. It did seem to work but was very difficult, embarassing maybe, for me any my students. Only because we, as a society, are used to only hearing the negative and when we are told something positive we tend to want to play it down. ” Harold that paint job looks really nice, thanks”! Harold: “well there are some spots I missed blah blah” sheesh just say thanks and the compliment! But we all do it.