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Friday, July 29, 2011

Behavior Management

I've been working on a few things for Behavior Management so I thought I'd join the party! Check out The Lesson Plan Diva to see others who have linked up!




I've seen a lot of clip charts and stop lights in blog land and I have to say that I am not a fan. Don't get me wrong--I think they are pretty, easy to use, and a quick visual for the teacher at the end of the day when getting things ready to go home. BUT I strongly believe that kids should not be publicly embarrassed for their behavior. EVERYONE makes poor choices from time to time. Would you want the entire staff to know when you missed a deadline or made a mistake? I know this is not the intention, but it happens anyway.

Instead I use a binder. I wish I had a photo to show but sadly it is locked up at school. In the binder is a chart with student numbers instead of names. When students make poor choices, they are asked to visit the behavior binder where they place a check mark next to their number. There is also a copy of our Quality Student they should quickly review. When sending students to the binder, I make sure to do it privately so the student is not embarrassed. Each Monday we discuss the previous week's data, celebrate if we made a goal,  and make new goals for the coming week. The binder is also handy at conference time.

As a class, we set goals for the number of checks we will try to stay under per week. Students also may have personal goals for how many checks they will have each week or grading period. Recently I found Homeworkopoly on Ladybug's Teacher Files and decided to teacher-lift it. She uses this for students who consistently complete their homework, but I decided to use it as a behavior incentive. ALOT of people have been posting about doing away with the prize/treasure box and this could work for that too. I included two "prize box" places on the board but you could easily replace them with something else. I am still working on the Chance cards and I also added a spot for "Student-written questions." My plan here is to have students write their own review questions for topics already covered.
So my printer is running low on ink and the colors are a bit distorted but this is the basic idea. My plan is to post it on the chalk board and use pictures of the kids faces to make magnetic playing pieces. Students who made it the entire week without any checks in the behavior binder (or who met their personal behavior goal) will get to take a turn on the Behavioropoly Board. Check out Ladybug's Teacher Files to see how she runs the game.

***Update*** Due to a high volume of requests I am no longer sending out my template by email. You can go to my TPT store  and download the files for free!

49 comments:

  1. Thanks for noting the clip chart being a public embarrassment for kids. I like your binder idea and will give it a try.

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  2. Do you have the Behavioropoly saved somewhere that you can share? I love this idea and found the homeworkopoly one, but would really like to have the behavior one.

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  3. Would you mind sharing the template for Behavioropoly with us?? My email is rajieteach@gmail.com.

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  4. I am a behavior intervention specialist and I currently use the homework monopoly in my classroom if the students bring their behavior folder back to school signed. I used the students faces as well as their game pieces however, instead of putting magnets I used Velcro dots making sure all the "rough" Velcro was on the board and the "soft" Velcro was on the back of the students faces. I have mine hung on a bulletin board.

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    1. Amanda, could you email me your template please? damian.ttc@gmail.com

      thank you, Damian

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    2. Hi Amanda can you please email me the behavior template?
      Lilydrew80@gmail.com
      Thank you,lily

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  5. can you please email me your template as well? I tried a modified traffic light this year with blue and purple but I also like the concept of this....

    nangel1023@yahoo.com

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  6. Hi! Would you be willing to share the template? Thank you. :-) vwindmiller@gmail.com

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  7. I just found your post via pinterest...I would love to use your behavioropoly if you up for sharing...Thanks
    beisel.megan@gmail.com

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  8. I would love to have this as a template! Could you send it to me too? bobcatswan@gmail.com

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  9. I would love the template as well!
    baxterized@gmail.com

    Thanks

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  10. I would love your template to try it out! stacybonnin@gmail.com thanks so much!

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  11. I would love your template to try it out! stacybonnin@gmail.com thanks so much!

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  12. I would also love the template to try it.
    kellykrolllyons@gmail.com

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  13. I would appreciate your template too. Cspudley@aol.com Thanks!

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  14. This is awesome! I used to play Homeworkopoly when I taught an older grade but I would love to implement the same idea with behavior. I would love the template as well.

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  15. This is awesome! I used to play Homeworkopoly when I taught an older grade but I would love to implement the same idea with behavior. I would love the template as well.

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  16. I would love the template to try it out, if you wouldn't mind sharing it.
    zoe.filippidis@gmail.com
    Thanks so much!!

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  17. I would also love the template. ryanandchelsea@gmail.com Thanks!!

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  18. I would love to have your template as well! cassiehermann@gmail.com

    Thanks!!

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  19. I would love to have your template as well.
    banana_sdm@hotmail.com

    Thanks!!

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  20. I LOVE this! I see a lot of requests for your template. Are you sharing? If so I would love it as well.

    mnothdorf@gavin37.org

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  21. Love this! Would you please send me your template also?! If you are willing to share of course... Thanks,

    pkniemi@juno.com

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  22. Love this!!! If you are willing to share the template, my email is
    gkachingwe@gmail.com

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  23. Love it! Could you please share? My 2nd graders would love this! suelipofsky@gmail.com

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  24. If you are up for sharing, or have a link to where I can purchase this template, please let me know!
    kristy.younker@gmail.com

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  25. Could I have the template as well izzy@ibcounseling.com

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  26. Hi, this is awesome! Would you please sent me the template as well ? If you don't mind sharing and thank you. My email is chillpop_23@hotmail.com

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  27. I'd like to have the template also. My email is neganfamily@embarqmail.com
    Thank you so much for sharing! :O)

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    1. please share at jeffandcolleen5@hotmail.com

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  29. I am totally looking for something less public. Can you send me a copy of your gameboard template? natalie_burnside@hotmail.com

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  30. How I would love your templates too! Would be nice to find out if this works in a Dutch classroom too!
    paulien.dekoker@obsdepunt.nl

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  31. Pleas email me the behavioropoly template at raidegirl2004@gmail.com. I am a clinical therapist with behavior kids.

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  32. Sorry my email raidergirl2004@gmail.com

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  33. Would you mind sending me the template, I am a EBD teacher jvcompgojags15@aol.com

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  34. Could you please send me the template for the chart that you use in your binder? I think that it is a great idea.
    cooper.claire@cathednet.wa.edu.au

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  35. Can you please send me the template? mujic.maja@gmail.com

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  36. Can you please email me the template? Thanks. ckuyothrote@gmail.com

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  37. please send me the template thank you for behavioral monopoly

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  38. please send me the template thank you for behavioral monopoly

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  39. Would you mind sending me the template? thomps_24@yahoo.com

    Thank you!

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  40. Love your idea, would you mind sending me a template of the behavioral monopoly too?
    anrobinson77@gmail.com

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  41. This may be a question that has been asked and answered. How do the students hold their spots on the board?

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    1. I use the little round black magnets. Each one has a dot sticker on it with the student's classroom number. The magnets travel around the board on our chalkboard.

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  42. can you email me the template as well katienease@gmail.com

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  43. This is an awesome idea! Can you please send me the template rlb3008@hotmail.com
    I would really appreciate it!

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    1. If you are still sending the behavior template, I would be thrilled for you to add me in. erin.ponzi@gmail.com Thank you so very much!

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  44. I clicked on the link to your TPT store but don't see this. Am I looking in the right spot?

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