Monday, August 11, 2014

Findin' Buried Treasure: A Giveaway!

Have you checked out my new piano incentive program, Findin' Buried Treasure? It's for sale in my Etsy shop! This program gives you 27 pages of gold for your studio, but the best thing is the treasure you'll find in your students as they are motivated to complete assignments!

Findin' Buried Treasure provides motivation for your students to achieve by rewarding for every piano piece, scale, technique exercise, sight-reading exercise, ear-training exercise, or nugget of knowledge that your students complete. You'll receive 21 student pages, including a cover page, explanation page, Treasure Chest page, Compass O' Progress page, record keeping pages for repertoire learned and exercises completed, and an assignment page, all of which can be duplicated as many times as you need for your own students. Ten of the student pages are my "Knowledge Knuggets" - a graded list of theory study topics listed in short, easy-to-manage nuggets that cover information from naming white keys to writing scales, triads, and cadence patterns. In addition to the 21 student pages, you'll receive a 6-page Teacher Guide. You'll receive tips on making a bulletin board display, links to additional resources, and several ideas for extending the theme!

This program can be adapted to your own needs, and is easy to explain and implement in your lessons. You won't have to take a lot of time away from teaching! You can extend the fun by playing off of this theme in all kinds of ways, and I know your students will love it! Be sure to visit the listing in my Etsy shop to read more about it! While you're there, you might like to check out my Piano Student Binder Inserts for students in late elementary and beyond. These include a goal-setting worksheet, a 21-Day Practice Challenge sheet, a Piano Piece worksheet for score study, and a Scale Worksheet for learning and understanding scales!  The set of 4 worksheets is only 99 cents, and it includes permission to reproduce as many as you need.

The best news is that you can win a free copy of Findin' Buried Treasure! This is going to be a short giveaway, so don't delay entering! The giveaway ends THIS Thursday, 12/14/2014, at midnight, ET. How to enter? Just use the rafflecopter widget at the end of this post! When you leave a comment (mandatory for entry), you need to some identifying information for me! Please click the button in rafflecopter that says "I left a comment." If you leave an anonymous comment, I have no way of knowing who you are, letting you know if you won, or telling one anonymous commenter from another. Thanks for entering!
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16 comments:

Sara said...

I've used a few incentive programs in the past - this one looks really cute!

jennifer-anne said...

I have used several incentives in my piano studio. We have done road races, planets, airplane races, football fields, passport travels and many more. Yours looks great so I would love to win it! :)

Mary O said...

I've used a few incentive programs in the past. In the past, I made my own. This looks very nice :)

Anonymous said...

This looks like fun!

Anonymous said...

I have used incentives before. The kids love to see the names of the other students in the studio up on the wall...and those few competitive kids like the challenge too. :)

Ames said...

I have - usually something I created or re-worked from something I bought. It's worked well for my young students.

Unknown said...

I have used a practice incentive every year in my studio. I've found that its effectiveness depends on the age of the student and the simplicity of the program. Younger students tend to be more excited about the program than the older students. Also, if the program is too difficult or takes too much time, the students usually lose interest quickly.

Sarah said...

I love the concept of this incentive program. This might be a great way to plunge full-stream ahead into a new school year!

Jessica A. said...

Very fun idea!

Jeanne said...

Incentives are always tricky for me. I would love to try your idea. Thanks for being so generous. Drawings are so much fun!

Lori said...

I actually just finished my most successful practice incentive today with an ice cream party. Students had 8 tasks to complete during the summer. Each one earned them an ice cream scoop on the wall which translated to ice cream toppings at our party. YUM!

Phyllis Bowers said...

This looks like a great program. You have done a lot of work and it is a cute idea!!!

Laura Lowe said...

Thanks to everyone who has entered and commented! I'm glad you stopped by!

Helen R said...

I have only used short-term incentives before. This fall I am considering a year-long incentive for the first time.

Lori Harrison said...

I need more incentives like this. Thank you!
Lori Harrison

tresbienstudios said...

This looks so great!