Practice-resistant students may find this challenge/rewards system gives them the push they need to succeed!
Parents develop rewards for the student, which the student achieves in blocks of 5 practice days. Bonus rewards are given if the practice happens on consecutive days.
Then the rewards stack: students progress towards attempting to achieve five 5-practice-day challenges. A larger reward is given and the 5×5 card is marked down on the 5x5x5 card.
Students then go for filling up the 5x5x5 card, which gets them an even greater reward.
This practice strategy encourages cooperation and involvement between students, parents, and teachers.
It can be used with any instrument.
While the PDF is intended to be printed double sided, so the rules for students are on the back of the 5×5 sheet. it is not necessary to print them that way.
Released under a Creative Commons-Attribution-4.0 license, so everyone can freely share, print and copy pages as needed, and teachers can use the system as a starting point for their own rewards systems. (Just be sure to credit James L. King III if you adapt 5x5x5 and release it to the public.)
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