Hey All, this month we are highlighting how you can reward and recognise the efforts of ninjas and volunteers at your Dojo! See our 1st blog about it here.
Young people are learning a whole host of new skills at their Dojo, yet in many cases these skills are not being specifically recognised or rewarded.
Implementing a reward and recognition system in a Dojo can be a challenge. Some Champions are concerned that it may begin to emulate a formal learning environment which is not the goal! From the 2016 Annual Survey, 47% of Dojos globally are using a method of rewarding and recognition. Methods such as end of term certificates, presenting USB belts for certain level of achievements, or the use of either digital or physical badges can assist with recognising achievements of the young people while keep them motivated and engaged.
Digital Badges are the most scalable and low cost (free!) option for Dojos looking to introduce a simple method. You can learn more about what digital badge are and how you can award them here.
Tell us about the rewards you use and how you celebrate the efforts of ninjas and volunteers below!
Love these 3D printed badges for achievements of Dojo members made at Arbroath Dojo in Scotland. The ones below are for Scratch coding!
these badges for CoderDojo mentors by CoderDojo Belgium ( @Bettina ) members, and thanks Piet Verhoeve for sharing
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