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Behavior Management

on July 25, 2012

So we started off with a chain that the entire class was responsible for earning rings to create. This proved to provide some incentive for good behavior but the students did not understand that for all of them to earn a ring, every student had to contribute with their own good behavior. They didn’t really appreciate the concept of a team effort: if one person lost, everyone lost. 

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This is how far our chain has grown. Probably not enough to reach the floor at the rate we were going last week. 

Then, we implemented individual behavior sticker charts (Thank Cathy!). These have completely changed their mindset on classroom behavior. This system allows for students to see their progression towards their reward and sets appropriate expectations. I think because the students were making unrealistic expectations of when the chain would be completed, they often lost sight of their goal during the day. With the behavior sticker chart, the students are constantly aware of their behavior’s rewards. 

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The students earned their first prizes today for receiving 10 stickers for their behavior.(Thanks for the prizes Nicole!)

Hopefully the students will continue to evaluate their behavior in the classroom beyond their experience at the SLP. 

 

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2 responses to “Behavior Management

  1. Pat says:

    I think it is a great idea and I’m so glad that you found something that works.

  2. Cathy Self says:

    You have your hands full in your classroom. 🙂 It takes a lot to stay ahead of a group like that. You are both doing a great job! Great ideas for behavior management. It turns being good into fun!–a win win for teacher and students. 🙂

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