The Civic Mirror provides teachers with a variety of reward mechanisms that encourage students to complete in-class work. Students will know that before they receive their Citizen Profiles, their attitude, participation, and work-completion marks will be used to decide who gets what hidden agendas and how much money at the start of the game. Afterwards, they will know that their continued hard work may be rewarded with either CM$$ and/or Well-Being Pts (given by you), or Status Points Steals (described in the Civic Mirror Manuals). These methods work wonders to increase interest, motivation, and work-completion rates.
This video shows students receiving cash rewards based on their in-class effort and performance after several weeks of monitoring. It’s easy to see how excited (and motivated) the students become. To quote one student from that class, “Yo! You mean we get paid to do our schoolwork?”
For more information on how to effectively cover your curriculum with Civic Mirror rewards and incentives, visit the ever-growing list of Civic Mirror Course Packs and Unit Plans and/or the forthcoming CM Library.
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ARE YOU WONDERING WHAT THE CIVIC MIRROR IS?
Basically it’s a government and economics simulation that turns classrooms into countries and students into citizens. Far more than just a game, The Civic Mirror is a fully comprehensive civic education program that turns the old rules of teaching and learning on their head. Students actively assume real-world citizenship roles – both in the classroom and online – and work as individuals to provide for imaginary families and achieve hidden agendas, while working together to build a strong, democratic nation.
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