This passage is why I think the good side of our jet card is a bad idea. Also I wrote some good reasons too, but mostly bad. The reasons I think the good side of our jet-cards are bad is because I think a lot of people abuse the good side of the jet card. I’m a teacher aide and the teacher has these chains for all the good deeds people do. Well, all these 7th graders put a lot in the box. I have to read through them to see if they say, “Sign the person’s jet card.” It’s ridiculous how many kids put, “So and so is my best friend. Can you sign their jet card for RAK?” (random act of kindness) or “ So and so let me borrow their homework. Sign for RAK.” or “So and so gave me advice. Sign for RAK.” I mean it’s horrible. They just assume that they can get a free way of getting positive points on their jet cards.
Also, sometimes in the hallway I’ll see kids act like they’re someone else just to get it signed and get credit for something THEY DIDN’T DO! It really bugs me. Also I see this in my classes as well. When a teacher sees someone helping another person, then the teacher is signing their jet card and people try to show off. It’s like, who cares? No one really cares what you do because you want attention! I get it, everyone wants attention every once in a while, but trying to do something just to get your jet card signed is sort of two-faced-ish. I think you should act the same way and then get your jet card signed, because you actually deserve it…sometimes.
Some good reasons are when people screw up then change their behavior, then get their jet card signed to fix that. I know that’s confusing, but when someone is talking and the teacher says, “Be quiet,” they won’t stop talking. Then the teacher takes their jet card and signs it, but most of the time they don’t cause problems for anyone. So then they still act the same way but actually listen, then the good side of their jet card should be signed. Well that’s good. But when they are two-faced that really bugs the living crap out of me. It’s like, why don’t you act this way all the time? You get the same reward. So why not?