Classroom Management

Use Motivational Raffles to Add Enrichment to Art Lessons

If you teach elementary or middle school, you are probably well aware of free choice stations, which are used for early finishers. However, there are so many other ways to handle students that finish early. One of my favorite strategies is to use a motivational raffle.

This technique asks students to randomly select and complete certain tasks, all of which directly relate to the previous lesson or unit. It is a great way to push students’ learning further!

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What are some ideas you might put in your own raffle?

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Jessica Balsley

Jessica Balsley is AOEU’s Founder and a former AOEU Writer and elementary art educator. She is passionate about helping art teachers enhance their lives and careers through relevant professional development.

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