Back 2 School-Behavior Management

 I’m linking up with Mrs. D’s Corner and Miss V’s Busy Bees to bring you a brand new Back 2 School Linky!  There will be several topics that we cover to help you gear up for going back to school.  Some of these topics include assessments, schedules, learning expectations and so much more!  I don’t know about you but I think that these posts are going to be so nice to go through before going back to school!  This week’s topic…Behavior Management!

Behavior management can be a very tricky part of teaching.  As we all know, if your don’t have good behavior management, then no matter how well-prepared your lesson is, it’s still going to be weak.  In my classroom there are three components that keep my classroom running smoothly:  my clip chart, School Tools TV, and Brag Tags.

CLIP CHART:  My students are assigned a number at the beginning
of the school year.  Their clip number starts every day on green.  Good
choices earned will get a clip move up and poor choices earned will get a
clip move down.  At the beginning of the year my families all get a
copy of what each color means on the clip chart.  Natural consequences
that “fit the crime” are given to students who make poor choices.  At
the end of the day, each student records the color they ended their day
with in their BEE binders.  When they take their BEE binder home each
night, the families are responsible for checking their child’s BEE
binder and writing their initials.

SCHOOL TOOLS TV:  Have you heard of School Tools TV?  Does your
child get to watch Rusty’s 1-minute videos every morning?  If they
don’t…they should!  I can’t say enough positive things about him and
what he has done for my students!  If you want to know more, you can view some sample videos:

http://www.schooltoolstv.com/index.php/free-sample-week

 The reason I love this component of my behavior management system is because it takes the time to TEACH the kids the skills instead of just expecting that they know them.  I am always shocked at how many light bulb moments my students have with Rusty.  He covers topics such as bullying, manners at the lunch table, playground behavior, friendship, and so much more!  If you have ANY questions about these videos, please don’t hesitate to send me an email.  I’d love to help you get him in your classroom!

BRAG TAGS:  I love these things!  My students work their tails
off to earn these!  They can be earned for a variety of reasons!  I put
together a FAQ’s sheet to help explain these little gems.  I have also,
recently, added several more BRAG TAGS to my product and plan to add more over the summer!

 Do you want a sample
of this product?  I think you will find how easy, inexpensive, and
effective these BRAG TAGS can really be!  As always, let me know if you
have any questions otherwise, click {HERE} or on the image below for a direct download of this sample product!

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1Plz2IdzZYbcGN1TUhyQXZrYjQ/edit

Thanks for stopping by my blog today to read all about how I do classroom management! I’d love to hear what makes a difference in your classroom!  Do you have any tips or tricks?  Have you ever used brag tags in your classroom?  Which brag tags would you like to see me create?  I am currently working on a 2nd edition which I am hoping to release soon!  Stay tuned…

4 Comments

  1. Mrs D's Corner

    I am so excited to see Brag Tags in your post! I have never used them, but I am in absolute love with them and the idea of them! I feel as though it's kind of like being a boy scout and earning badges… kids love that kind of stuff 🙂

    Thanks for linking up and sharing your behavior management techniques! See you at next week's link up.
    Stephanie

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  2. Sara

    First, thank you for linking up with Stephanie and me! We're really happy to have you!!

    I used a clip chart last year (but it wasn't a clip chart… they had cards that they flipped) and it worked okay – but the kiddos that moved down to yellow (from green), you'd think their world had just ended. It was devastating to them, so I didn't move cards too often simply for fear of hurting their feelings/making them feel bad about themselves/avoiding a breakdown in the middle of class.

    BUT, I love the idea of Rusty to teach them the behaviors expected rather than just expect specific behaviors from them. Is he for grade ranges K-2 and 2-7?? I love that he goes up that high! I checked out Rusty while reading your post, too, and he's got such a good attitude, that will reflect for the students. Love it!!

    Finally, love your brag tags. I think it's great to point out what you're doing right rather than what you're doing wrong and the brag tags do just this! I'd love to see brag tags for manners – I tried my hardest to instill this in my students this past year… saying please, thank you, excuse me, I'm sorry, pardon me, etc. They were REALLY good at it and the school noticed (especially the cafeteria ladies… I told them they couldn't leave the lunch line until they said thank you and you better believe it, they became naturals at it)!

    Thank you again for linking up – can't wait to see you next week to discuss our assessment strategies!

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees
    [email protected]

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  3. The Cutesy Teacher

    I just wanted to say I really like the idea of your Brag Tags! I'm going to a new school next year, and I know on some teams they are expected to all do the same thing. I haven't met any of them to find out what they do for behavior management. If they don't already have a set "program", I'm definitely going to give the Brag Tags a try. I'm all about FREE incentives! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. ~Blogging from B203~

    My students have such a hard with the little clasp on the metal chain. Do you put the tag on for them?

    Reply

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