End the School Year with a Bang: Ribbons and Certificates for Student Motivation

April 9th, 2015


Once students get their first whiff of the summer ahead, it can be hard to keep them focused. You might see it in their eyes on that first really nice day outside, or on a Monday morning after a weekend of staying up late and having fun with friends. At the same time, the home stretch is the most important time of the year, when students should be studying hard to validate everything they’ve learned throughout the year with final exams and projects.


What many students really need this time of year is a healthy dose of that old stand-by—positive reinforcement. If you’re a great teacher, there’s a good chance you’ve already been relying on this strategy. Maybe you’ve given them a week off of homework after a great test, or a pizza party to celebrate a special occasion. Teachers understand that rewarding students for good behavior is an effective way to keep them motivated.


Now that we’re nearing the end of a school year, it’s time to go big. Now is the chance to reward your best students for an entire year of hard work and immense learning. There’s only one prize that’s up to the huge task of memorializing such a feat—a high-grade ribbon or certificate with the student’s own name etched right on. The final burst of pride they’ll feel when presented with a formal recognition of their success will be just enough to push them across the finish line. After looking at such an award all summer, the student will also be more likely to return to school just as motivated next year.


Now is not the time to pack things up and finish the year with a whimpering sigh of relief. Now is the time to recognize everyone who has grown in the classroom. Whether you present each passing student a ribbon or have custom certificates created for different categories, you’ll take a moment to show your students not only that you care, but that they should care as well. While you’re at it, you should customize a teacher’s award for yourself. You deserve it as much as anyone!


Whether you’re looking to motivate your students with a customized ribbon, certificate, or even a full-blown trophy for the highest achievers, Awards & More will produce accurate awards with the highest quality and level of service your honorees deserve.



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