Tattle Turtle: this is a cute idea to try and one get rid of the unnecessary tattle tailing that can take up lesson time, but since the students won't read them just Tattling Turtle then the teacher will know if a student feels they are being bullied. Anything that can be a source for kids to talk about their problems is always could and this can help stop behavior issues.
Calm Down Techniques will help you teach your students strategies to calm down when they are upset. It includes a class read aloud, calm down posters, calm down cards, yoga cards, deep breaths visual, book list, positive notes, and more!
This would make a great procedure (Harry Wong). Count to five or hold up one finger at a time when the class needs to refocus. Discuss what occurs for each number at the beginning of the school year and eventually the reaction will be automatic.
Brag tags will change the culture of your classroom. By promoting, rewarding, and encouraging positive behavior you will see an increase in your students' efforts on both a academic and social level. This post provides links to 15 different sets of brag tags along with some great resources that will help make brag tags successful in your classroom.
"have you filled the bucket?"-classroom management introduced with the book "have you filled a bucket today?", each time a student makes a good choice, or shows respect, a pom pom is placed in their cup and once the cup is full the student gets a coupon for a reward (i.e. doing their work in their socks or extra time in centers, etc.)
This classroom management tool can be used in many different ways. Students can earn marbles throughout the day to earn different kinds of rewards. I have included 8 different marble amounts and 13 reward cards. Set a goal for how many marbles the class can earn. I like to give my students three options for their reward and the students can vote for what one they like best! Once you have reached your goal, start all over with a new marble amount and reward!
This simple behavior management strategy allowed me to anticipate possible behaviors that would happen and plan my reaction or consequence. It is so simple but made such an impact on my classroom management and classroom culture. Click through to read abo