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Reward Positive Behavior (Teacher Programs)

The Reward Positive Behavior screen allows administrators to award badges to students on behalf of a teacher. Badges can be awarded from the List view or the Seating Chart view. Administrators must have the Edit permission to this menu option in their profile in order to award badges to students.

In the POSITIVE_BEHAVIOR_TRANSACTIONS table in the database, the CREATED_BY_ID and UPDATED_BY_ID columns contain the administrators's user ID, reflecting the user who awarded and updated the badge, while the TEACHER_ID column contains the teacher's user ID who the administrator awarded badges for.

Focus by default uses the terms "badge" and "badges" for the items that are awarded to students for good behavior, but your district may have customized the terms used. Please note that different terms may be used on your district's Focus site.

Using the List View
Viewing Badge Awards in the List View

1. In the Users menu, click Reward Positive Behavior in the Teacher Programs section of the menu.

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2. In the Search Screen, enter search criteria to locate the teacher and click Search.

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3. In the search results, click the teacher.

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The Reward Positive Behavior screen is displayed in the List view by default.

4. Select the section you want to view from the pull-down.

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5. To view all of the teacher's sections, select Show All Sections.

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The Year option at the top-left of the screen is automatically selected, displaying the badge data from the start of the school year to date.

6. To view badge data from the beginning of the semester to date, click Semester. To view badge data from the beginning of the quarter to date, click Quarter.  

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7. To view a custom date range, click Date Range.

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8.  In the pop-up window, enter the date range by selecting the month, day, and year from each pull-down or click the calendar icons to select the dates from the calendar.

9.  Click Confirm.

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The Total Earned, Spent, Available Balance, Teacher Total, and individual badge columns are updated to reflect the selected time period.

The Filter feature can be used to filter the list and view only a particular subset of students.

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In each badge column, the total number of badges the teacher has awarded to the student for that specific badge is displayed. The badges the teacher has created are displayed in the first badge columns. The badges/badge types created by administrators are displayed in the following columns.  

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The Total Earned column displays the total number of badges the student has earned, including both teacher and administrator awarded badges. The Spent column displays the total number of badges the student has spent, including both administrator and teacher spent badges. The Available Balance displays the balance that is available for the student to spend. The Teacher Total column displays the total number of badges the teacher has awarded the student.

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Awarding a Badge to a Single Student in the List View

1. At the top of the screen, deselect the Comment Before Save check box if you do not want to be prompted to enter a comment when adding or spending a badge.

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2. Next to the student, click the green + icon in the column of the badge you want to award.

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The badge count increases by 1. The red minus icon is enabled, which can be clicked if the badge was awarded by mistake.

3. Click Save.

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4. If the Comment Before Save option is enabled, enter an optional comment in the pop-up window and click Confirm.

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Awarding a Badge to All Students in the List View

1. Ensure the Mass Award option at the top of the screen is enabled (displays ON).

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2. Click the green All + icon at the top of the badge column.

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The badge count increases by 1 for each student in the list. The red minus icon is enabled next to each student, which can be clicked if the badge was awarded to the student by mistake. The - All icon is also enabled, which can be clicked to remove the badge from all students in the list.

3. Click Save.

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4. If the Comment Before Save option is enabled, enter an optional comment in the pop-up window and click Confirm.

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Spending Badges for a Single Student in the List View

Badges can be spent from the student's available balance.

1. Next to the student, enter the amount to spend in the Spend column.

If an amount is entered that is greater than the student's available balance, the amount will auto-correct to equal the student's available balance.

2. Click Save.

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3. If the Comment Before Save option is enabled, enter an optional comment in the pop-up window and click Confirm.

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Spending Badges for All Students in the List View

Badges can be spent from each student's available balance.

1. Ensure the Mass Award option at the top of the screen is enabled (displays ON).

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2. Enter the amount to spend in the All field at the top of the Spend column.

If an amount is entered that is greater than a student's available balance, the field will auto-correct to an amount equal to the lowest available balance. For example, if a student in the list has an Available Balance of 1, and you enter 2 in the All field, the amount will auto-correct to 1.

3. Click Save.

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4. If the Comment Before Save option is enabled, enter an optional comment in the pop-up window and click Confirm.

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Viewing and Editing a Student's History in the List View

The History window displays the student's badge history, including the dates awarded, badge title, value, and comments. Badges can be deleted from a student in the History.

1. In the List view, click the icon in the History column next to the student.

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The History includes a row for each time badges were awarded to the student or spent. The date, badge title, value, and comment are displayed.

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2. Edit the Value or Comment for a row as needed, and click Save.

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3. To delete badges awarded or spent, click the red minus sign to the left of the row.

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Deleting a "spend" line will add the spent badges back into the student's available balance.

4. If the Comment Before Save option is enabled, enter an optional comment in the pop-up window and click Confirm.

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The row is highlighted in red to indicate it was deleted.

5. Click the X to close the pop-up window.

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Using the Seating Chart View

Clicking the Seating Chart option opens the Users > Seating Charts screen, where badges can be awarded to students using the seating chart layout.

Accessing the Seating Chart View

1. At the top of the screen, click Seating Chart.

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2. Select the section to view from the pull-down.

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When the Seating Charts screen is accessed from Reward Positive Behavior, the Assign option and Badges tab are already selected. In the list of badges, the badges the teacher created are listed before the badges/badge types created by administrators.

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3. Select Comment Before Save if you would like to be prompted to enter and save a comment when awarding badges to students.

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Awarding a Badge to a Single Student from the Seating Chart View

1. To award a badge to a student, click the badge in the list and then click the student in the seating chart.

The icon of the badge displays on the student.

2. Click Save.

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3. If the Comment Before Save option is enabled, enter an optional comment in the pop-up window and click Confirm.

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Awarding a Badge to All Students from the Seating Chart View

1. To award a badge to all students in the section, click the badge in the list and then click the + All button.

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The badge icon is displayed on all the students in the seating chart.

2. To remove a badge from a single student, click the badge icon on the student in the seating chart and click Remove at the bottom of the screen.

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3. If the Comment Before Save option is enabled, and you want to personalize a comment for a single student, click the badge icon on the student in the seating chart and enter the comment on the right side of the screen.

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4. After making any changes, click Save.

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5. If the Comment Before Save option is enabled, enter an optional comment in the pop-up window and click Confirm. This comment will apply to all the students awarded a badge, unless a personalized comment was entered for the student.

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