Are you looking for something to spice up your classroom behavior management system? If so, I have the deal for you…BRAG TAGS! They have changed the way my kids behave in my classroom! Seriously! Prior to BRAG TAGS my kids were not nearly as motivated to work hard towards their behavior and academic goals. Prior to BRAG TAGS I was constantly spending money on refilling my treasure box. As teachers we spend enough of our own money on things. BRAG TAGS helped this cause for me!
So, what is a brag tag your must be thinking? A brag tag is a tag that a child can receive for making good choices. At the beginning of the school year, I give each child a necklace with their first tag already on there. The necklace chains can be purchased off of (affiliate link)Amazon for 33 cents each. The tag has the child’s name on it. The kids get so excited about earning these tags. They have worked out really well for me and my students and I think they could work for your classroom too!
Caroline Wilson says, “Brag tags have been a real game changer in my class! I love how I can use them to reward academic and personal successes that my kids may not think I notice. I also love our class rule that someone else has to nominate you for a brag tag, so it is creating such a positive environment of celebrating one another!”
Chrissy L. says, “My first graders love them. I use them to acknowledge their hard work and growth. I also use them whenever they’ve exhibited positive character traits and behaviors. My kiddos want to wear them all the time to show off their success, not only academic but socially as well.”
Betty Culp says, “My kinders love brag tags! We don’t use the necklaces though, we put them on our backpacks! Students can get them for many many different things. Moving up reading levels, monthly homework packets, being a bucket filler, being super for the sub and much more. I love that they also can earn them for social portions of the classroom as well as academic! I randomly put one on the board and that’s what I’m looking for that day! They love getting them and showing them off to their friends and family! This is my first year using them and I plan to continue to use them.”
Courtney Wood says, “I teach 25 kids who come from nothing. Their homes lives are more than any 8 year old should have to bear. I have a kid who isn’t doing his homework tonight because he doesn’t have power. I have another who isn’t allowed to go outside past 4 because of the violence that happens in his neighborhood. Praise isn’t always something that my students get from their homes so when they step into my door I make sure that each student feels loved, appreciated, and successful. Brag tags have been an amazing way to do that. A simple brag tag becomes a big victory in the eyes of my 3rd graders. They can’t wait to put on their necklaces and show any visitor their accomplishments. Our brag tag board has become a focal point of our classroom and a way to set goals for ourselves. Who knew a copied piece of paper and some lamination would have the power to transform my 4 walls?!”