I'm linking up with Mrs. D's Corner and Miss V's Busy Bees to talk "Back 2 School". There will be a lot of topics to discuss over the next few weeks, but this week's topic is Behavior Management.
Something that I've learned over the years is what works for one class, might not work for your next class. I've also learned that you have to be willing to change your plans, even in the middle of the year.
Here's what my behavior management plan looks like:
1. Clip Chart
2. Reward CouponsMel D from Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations. You can find them at her TPT store here. I love these rewards because they don't cost me a thing, but they are fun for the students. To me, they are the perfect incentive for positive behavior.
3. "Marble Jar"
4. Bucket Fillers
5. Star Student
6. Class DojoI started using Class Dojo in the middle of the year, and to say I LOVE it, is an understatement! If you have not tried it out, please do. It's a free app that you can download. I just keep it up on my phone and iPad during the school day. You can also project it from your computer on to an interactive whiteboard.
First you put all of your students' names in
When a student is acting positive, you click on their name, choose a behavior from the list and it awards the student a point.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I'd love to hear what you do in your room. If you use Class Dojo, do you use any other rewards or incentives? Do you send home a daily behavior chart indicating the number of points your students earn? I started in the middle of the year, but if you did it all year, do you feel it kept the students attention the whole year, or did they stop caring toward the end of the year? I'd love to hear your thoughts!