Ways to Get Points

There are many ways that students can earn points with the PAT system. Basically they can get them by doing anything that is conducive to learning. Some ideas include:

  • 1 minute: all students are on time
  • 1 minute: all students are prepared
  • 1 minute: all students are quiet while attendance is taken and absent students are caught up
  • 2 minutes: students use a set number of rejoinders
  • 3 minute: no off-task English during class
  • 1 minute: ‘wowing’ the teacher (ie. giving a cute answer, being on-task, etc.)
  • 1 minute: stumping the teacher (ie. catching a spelling/accent/translation mistake)
Source: Bryce Hedstrom, moreTPRS