As a first year teacher, I came into the school year with great ideas for classroom management. However, like all great ideas, mine failed for my current students. Telling one of my 2nd graders to 'Take a Break' was anything but successful. I was desperate after the first few weeks of school and all my ideas were failing. Then, I came across one of the best discoveries since peanut butter (or put in your choice of guilty pleasure)...
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This is a great management tool that will allow you to track not only misbehavior, but students' positive choices. Below is a informational video:
Here are a couple supplementary items I created to help my classroom become more motivated about earning points.
I use the above rewards to show appreciation for the kids that work hard. Also, in my classroom, we work as a team, so I wanted to reward team work monthly. To track student points, I use the Dojo Tracker.
Every day, I announce who had the most points and how they received the points. This special person gets their name on the Dojo Master Board and gets to sit in a special chair the next day as the Dojo Master.
Finally, I created Dojo Dollars. If you rather hand out money than track points, here is a link to a FREEBIE printable money that I created.