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I also keep track of when they forget and when I was only teaching at one school I would hand out “Parking Tickets” 3 parking tickets and it was 30 minutes of detention.

I am in a situation where I don’t have extra instruments lying around so I make them “Pencil Practice” or play the fingerings on their pencil and either sing they Rhythmic Counting or note names so everyone can hear, if they choose not to do that I have them do it by themselves. My one rule is you do your job with the group or you do it by yourself while everybody is watching. I also make sure to ask them all the questions so that they do not want to forget their instrument.

Also agree, no rewards for doing what you are supposed to do!!!