I really love this discipline chart. More detailed than smiley faces, the kids can go up or down with their clothespins in class and then it's a great way to communicate with the parents in their take home folder every day.
I have used this is my classroom for three years. It works like a charm. The students love to see how many gum balls they can earn during the given time. I have either set the timer for the full amount of work time or set it for smaller increments of time. As a reward, if they reach the goal, I sometimes give a piece of bubble gum, or something toward a classroom goal for some other reward...For example I might give them a letter toward building the word Compliments.
New Classroom Set Up: Encouraging Self-Directed Learning and Collaboration
Classroom Set Up - Encouraging Collaboration and Self-Directed Learning. This post if full of pictures and ideas. I love how there are so many different places for students to work, and everything is so inviting!
Are you thinking about flexible seating for your classroom? Alternative seating can improve student focus, increase student participation, and motivate your learners. Here are some great seating choices, organization tips, and classroom management ideas for switching to alternative seating.
Tootling- the opposite of tattling. Tootling is when students write a positive note about their classmates or teacher and stick it up on our tootling board. They love doing it, and it helps promote a cohesive classroom community!
Classroom reward system- If the class shows great behavior, they will get to color in a letter tile of their choice. When every tile is colored in, the students will win that specific award. I just googled "Scrabble Font" and downloaded it for free. :)
This is a great diagram to have in the classroom to implement scaffolding. Duffy emphasized how important it is to scaffold in the classroom and assist into that transition into independent work. The diagram of I do, We do, You do is a great way to remind the chidlren of this strategy.
Are you a teacher looking for classroom management ideas that will make your classroom run smoother? Check out these 10 positive classroom management tips and tricks that have been tried, tested, and WORK in elementary classrooms! PLUS kids love these activities.