Great ideas for getting the whole class to behave, table groups to work together, and reward students individually all in one freebie!
Blog post on building community: Unconditional Love in the Classroom Kids will never make the effort to truly BE a part of the classroom community if they think it doesn’t matter. They will just be in the classroom each day and not care if they have a negative effect on the space or not.
Get spotted for good behavior- Kindergarten behavior system. Like the saying "get spotted"...dry erase sheet with examples from students.
cute.....Pull a name from the Mystery Hero jar. Don't say their name, but let kids know you are watching your Mystery Hero. If the Mystery Hero does a good job reward them, and if they aren't on their best behavior just say to the class that the Mystery Hero needs to try harder. Don't call the student out or let students know who it was.
Good for working out problems on their own
When students participate when no one else is or answer a challenging question they can get 'smart beads' to wear. they trade in smart beads at the end of the day for a little note that goes home to their parents! AWESOME :) .....I like this uses parent praise as the rewards, and recognized academic achievements.
Secret Student - pick a student each day to keep a close eye on. During the day say you are checking on your secret student and the class will correct their behavior in case they are the secret student
Mystery Walker. This one has saved me so many headaches! Once we are all lined up and ready to leave the classroom, I choose a name from the bucket and put it in my pocket. This is our "mystery walker'. I keep my eyes on this child while we are walking in the hall. If this child has been on his/her best behavior, he/she gets to pick a prize from my treasure box when we get back to class.
This is a wonderful pin, because not only does it show great ideas, but it also makes sure that all of the procedures promote positivity. MD
Classroom management - Mr Potato Head, start off with just the head, add body parts etc, one for each time whole class has very good behaviour. Class get reward (party perhaps in Golden Time) when Mr Potato Head is complete.
Visuals to display in the classroom of what is expected of the students.
I like the idea of hand signs to tell the teacher something rather than everyone constantly shouting out or raising hands. If I were to use this in my classroom it would be something implemented right away and I would train them to use this daily.
Painter's tape on the floor to remind kids where to line up-- use for the first two weeks of school until they get in the habit
Classroom management on the first day of preschool. I do many of the suggestions in this article and they really do work!
The Messages We Send to Children in the Words We Say- Part 1: Presuppositions