My students are always asking what they get for doing me a favor. I tell them that it is a warm fuzzy place in my heart...or brownie points. Then I usually go a little further and explain the significance of these thing. I tell my students that at some point they will need a favor (a letter of recommendation or some help with a paper in college), and that those warm fuzzies and brownie points add into their coffer for when they need something from me.
This may seem like a lot to go through to get help passing out papers or bringing boxes in from my car, but I don't think that a lot of my students ever get this explained to them.
The same thing is sometimes explained to students who are starting to become habitual behavior problems. I really don't think anyone ever explains to most of my students that there isn't really any fresh start or reset...your behavior does follow you, and you develop a reputation.
When I saw this picture on Pinterest from A love 4 teaching I wanted to do something like this with my high school students. I think I need real warm fuzzies. I am not sure how I will use this in my classroom, but I may try it.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this.