Badge builders for Teens

Motivate your teenage learners with our badge builders. Encourage them to earn skills and behaviour badges with our four stylish designs. 

Recognise your students' achievements.

Once your students have chosen their blank badge builder from one of our four great designs, you can award them with ‘badges’ for good work in different categories at the end of a class or activity.

Encourage them to be more reflective learners and develop their writing skills.

Below each badge is a space for the student to write a short sentence to explain what the badge was awarded for.

The different badge categories are:

  • Speaking English
  • Good writing
  • Good reading
  • Good listening
  • Good grammar
  • Good vocabulary
  • I did my homework
  • I listened to the teacher
  • I arrived on time
  • I worked well with my classmates
  • Good behaviour


Submitted by lucy1207 on Sat, 04/29/2023 - 06:57

Teens are supposed to be what age?
I cant imagine it could work for my secondary learners (15-16 y)
Their only motivation is not to get a bad mark (and sometimes they do not care at all!)

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 05/02/2023 - 08:32

In reply to by lucy1207

Hi lucy1207

Teens can be from 13-17, but obviously it depends on the group as to whether they will find an activity engaging or not. 

You might find these resources on motivation useful:

An article on motivation with links to further resources, including an article on motivating teens:

A webinar all about engaging teen learners:

Hope you find these useful,


TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Dodi on Tue, 03/15/2022 - 13:28

Children are excited about rewards. Badges encourage Children to work harder to attain their goals. Parents also have a medium of tracking their progress and teachers are also able to determain assess the impacrt of their teaching.

Submitted by Agustyna37 on Sun, 01/16/2022 - 09:00

A very great idea.Especially for youg learners.Badges encourage children for further work and give parents idea how their child work at the lesson.Stickers are goood too!

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