Award badges for the work students do. If you use computers, add digital badges to a class wiki / blog or on the IWB. If you have no access to computers, then make badges to give the students (these can be printed stickers you give the students to collect in the back of their notebooks).

Example badges include:
  • All correct
  • Good effort
  • Homework completed
  • Well written
  • Great vocabulary
  • Grammar star
  • Great work!
  • Great listener
  • etc.

Other ideas:
  • Negotiate with the students when it will be awarded (i.e. to everyone who does something well, or just to one person per lesson, etc.).
  • If you want, the students can design the badges, then you can scan them and print them out digitally.