It's a brightly decorated, early years' chalk board covered in stars that can stand on a table top in the classroom. Quick and easy to put together, it holds real appeal for the children. I have various categories, such as "good listeners", "good workers" and "good helpers".
At the end of the day, the children whose names appear on the chart can choose themselves a sticker. The board is then wiped clean so that the chart remains an incentive rather than becoming a competition. It's worked well for me and it's also proved motivational for the children.
Catherine Milner, primary PGCE student teacher, Leicester University