Rewarding students for positive behavior is at the heart of PBIS but managing a PBIS store can take up valuable administrative time and energy.
By introducing the School Store feature, we’re giving schools and districts an easier way to reward positive behaviors by bringing their PBIS store online. With this feature, administrators can reward students, manage behavior, AND manage their PBIS reward stores — all in one place!
Classcraft’s School Store feature enables administrators to create an online store for PBIS that allows students to redeem GP (Gold Pieces) earned in Classcraft for physical rewards.
How to create an digital school store with Classcraft
Teachers, administrators, and designated staff members can access the School Store feature through their dashboard when using the mobile web version of Classcraft. Teachers can also access the store through their profile menu or the Game Dashboard, making it easy for them to use it in the classroom.
In the School Store, teachers or staff members designate the student who is redeeming the reward. Then, they enter in the name of the item the student is purchasing and the amount of GP required to purchase the item. The amount of GP spent is then deducted from students’ overall total. Students can still use GP for in-game rewards like gear for their character!
In the School Dashboard, administrators can gain insights into trends in student behavior — including which students are redeeming the most rewards.
Extrinsic rewards meets intrinsic motivation
We understand the role that reward stores play in many PBIS implementations, and with the launch of the School Store, we’re excited to enable administrators to experience the benefits of Classcraft while leveling up their PBIS store.
Classcraft offers digital mechanics designed to foster intrinsic motivation. But the extrinsic motivation provided by rewards from the School Store plays an important role in keeping students engaged in the near term and allows for a smooth transition from existing PBIS implementations
Leveling up PBIS with Classcraft
With the launch of the School Store feature, we’ve addressed a common need for educators with PBIS initiatives: making it easier to manage their PBIS store. In fact, on March 25, we’re making more upgrades with two new management and navigation tools that benefit students, teachers and administrators!
Inventory Management Feature: With this upgrade, teachers and administrators can easily add, import, and edit items in their PBIS school store all in one place without switching between tabs. No more writing and tracking everything down on paper. Teachers save time and hand cramps with an online system and administrators can track all school store data in one central location.
“Shopping” Feature: With this new upgrade, teachers and administrators can set up PBIS school store with familiar experiences such as “shopping carts” and item categories. This makes transactions in the store fast and easy to manage, while deducting directly from students’ Classcraft GP.
The School Store is just one of the features we’ve released specifically for educators using Classcraft to implement a PBIS or other tiered intervention initiative. Learn more about these features including our Collective Feedback feature, that makes it possible for any designated administrator, teacher, or staff member to award points for positive behaviors.
If you’re interested in using Classcraft for PBIS, get in touch with one of our representatives to learn more.