Put tokens in the bag whenever you see behaviors you would like to encourage.  Pull tokens from the bag whenever you need to select a student for a privilege or special responsibility.  Using tokens prevents you from having to recall who has ‘behaved’ recently and determine whether you are calling on students equitably.  Since appropriate behavior is what causes tokens to be added to the bag, the higher the incidence of good behavior, the more likely a student will receive extra…

The World’s Easiest Token System for Behavior Management

Put tokens in the bag whenever you see behaviors you would like to encourage. Pull tokens from the bag whenever you need to select a student for a privilege or special responsibility. Using tokens prevents you from having to recall who has ‘behaved’ recently and determine whether you are calling on students equitably. Since appropriate behavior is what causes tokens to be added to the bag, the higher the incidence of good behavior, the more likely a student will receive extra…

What Should Students Do While the Teacher Works with a Small Group?  By Kelly Harmon     Students need to read and write for authentic reasons in order to increase proficiency. The Daily 5 is a framework developed by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser for organizing independent-level activities that students can do for purposeful practice of strategies and skills.    To begin, teachers meet with students and develop anchor charts that explicitly describe what students and teachers are doing in each…

What Should Students Do While the Teacher Works with a Small Group? By Kelly Harmon Students need to read and write for authentic reasons in order to increase proficiency. The Daily 5 is a framework developed by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser for organizing independent-level activities that students can do for purposeful practice of strategies and skills. To begin, teachers meet with students and develop anchor charts that explicitly describe what students and teachers are doing in each…

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