I like this traffic light behaviour management chart because it helps students with self-regulation. When children are misbehaving or make a bad choice, they will move their peg down a level. They will also have the chance to move up a level if their behaviour improves during the day. At the end of the day, they could colour in a face in their agenda to go home, which also communicates with parents the kind of day that their child had at school.
This is a good idea for behavior management in the classroom. In Beautiful Child, Torey dealt with a lot of problem behavior. This could be made in to a sign that would be hung in the "cool down spot" in a corner of the room. Although it may not work with every student, it could be helpful to at least one.
Cool Down Cubes - great for students who have difficulty with anger. Using a permanent marker, write a safe "cool down" strategy on each ice cube. For example: count to ten, walk away, talk to a friend, take three deep breaths, etc. I also left a few of the cubes blank so that the students could come up with their own strategies.
Each time a student BLURTS out loud without raising hand they have to take one down. Last person to have all 3 gets rewarded!--I've seen this implemented in a first grade classroom with a lot of success!
This noise-o-meter can help remind students what the appropriate volume should be in the classroom at specific times. This corresponds to the NYS teaching standard Element IV.3: Teachers manage the learning environment for the effective operation of the classroom. a. Teachers establish, communicate, and maintain clear standards and expectations for student behavior.