Update on Behavior System

Today I am linking up with What the Teacher Wants! Behavior Management linky party.


I have been using our new behavior system for about a week and a half now and I have to say I am LOVING it!  (You can read about my new system here.)  It is so nice to be able to visualize the rules the students are breaking or following.  The students already know which rule is which color.  I only say now move a talking stick and they automatically know it is a yellow stick.  Also, I have a lot less to do at the end of the day.  I updated my behavior chart with pocket chart strips at the top of each rule. {But do you think I can ever remember to take a new picture?  Of course not!}



I am finding that the things I thought were problems weren't.  I keep track of my data each night on this chart.


I use a colored pencil and put hash marks for each student.  For example, maybe today Johnny moved a blue stick (listening) and a yellow stick (talking).  He moved then have a blue mark and a yellow mark next to his name for that day.


If students move 3 or more sticks I send home a note that looks like this where I circle which rules were broken.


Our school counselor is going to analyze our data with us after next week.  She is then going to use the data to see if there are groups of students with the same behavior needs in classes that she can make some social skills groups with.  I feel this system is wonderful!  If you are looking for something to try in your classroom, then you might want to give this a try!


4 comments:

  1. I have used this system for about 5-6 years now. I love it because it helps me keep track of specific behaviors the kids are having problems with. I also have a "positive" stick for kids who are displaying exceptional behavior (especially if some of the others are having problems...it pulls them back because they want a positive stick too)

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    1. I guess I should have mentioned in my post what I do for positive behavior. We have "wampums" which are basically paper gold coins. The students collect them and every two weeks get to go to the "wampum store". Anyone who has not moved any sticks at the end of the day receives a wampum, but all students can earn them throughout the day for positive behavior.

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  2. Do you send home a daily behavior calendar? If so what does it look like?

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    1. No, I do not send home anything daily. I have a "no news is good news" policy. Now, granted I will write positive behavior notes in the planner, but I don't write in everyone's planner on a daily basis. I only send home my note if the child moved three or more sticks.

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