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Class Dojo
To assist with classroom management, I started using an app named Class Dojo. The app assists with documenting both students positive and negative behaviors. The design of the app allows the students and parents to get connected via email or app, and they are able to view their behavior daily. I assign a responsible student to manage the program during class by utilizing my iPad to make the proper behavior notations. Do you think it is fair to allow students who have been proven to be responsible the opportunity to make such documentation with teacher supervision?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted February 24, 2016 1:44 pm

taMaSe
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I would consider the teacher-student confidentiality rule in this situation. I believe that students should not be making behavior notations for other students and that it should be solely the teacher's task. It is important to keep that confidentiality because it could cause some issues in the future. Also, students may not think it is fair that that one student gets to be in charge. Other students may also feel uncomfortable with another student knowing about their positive and negative behaviors. That student may then report to their parents and there is a chance that they may complain to administration.
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edeBaS
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I completely agree with your comment!!
  Posted on: February 27, 2016 3:28 pm

ezyHes
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I really liked your response.
  Posted on: March 4, 2016 2:37 am

Kady Schlemmer
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I agree with the other commenters. Even if the student helper has proven themselves to be trustworthy, it is unethical for any knowledge about other students' behaviors or grades to be passed along to them.
  Posted on: July 9, 2016 6:20 pm

yDydez
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I agree with your post completely.
  Posted on: October 4, 2016 4:58 pm

PeQyGa
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I definitely agree. I would not allow another student to make notations of classmates behavior.
  Posted on: October 12, 2016 12:58 pm

WeDyje
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I completely agree
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Solution 2
Posted February 23, 2016 6:11 pm

Chelsea
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I love Class Dojo! In my opinion, I feel it would be best if solely the teacher handled Class Dojo. I foresee possible problems that could arise from the students using the app, such as behavior issues or bullying. My advice is to create a paper version containing a spreadsheet of the categories available on the app. Throughout the day, you can mark behavior occurrences on the hard copy and find a time later in the day to update the app.
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Kady Schlemmer
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That is a clever solution!
  Posted on: July 9, 2016 6:21 pm

yDydez
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This is a great solution!
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Solution 3
Posted February 25, 2016 11:51 pm

MaXuDe
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I feel this is unfair to the other students in the classroom. Just like with grades, I feel that students behavioral assessments should only be shared with the parties involved. I do not feel it is appropriate for one student to be able to see all of the other students behavioral assessments.
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Solution 4
Posted February 27, 2016 7:45 pm

yDaTes
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I do not think a student should be allowed to manage the Class Dojo. While it is a helpful resource, they would be able to see all of the students behavior assessment. This is personal and should be kept between the teacher and individual students. Also, if you are picking only the "responsible" students to see the class dojo, the students who are not responsible will be singled out.
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Solution 5
Posted November 1, 2015 5:44 pm

yvesat
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No! I think that the Teacher alone should be responsible for keeping track of the students and not their peers. As a parent I want my child's Teacher in charge. I think that it would seem unfair to the other students and if they are not chosen to do this then they feel like they are not good enough to do so. Keeping track of the students is the Teachers responsibility and you don't want the other students to pick on the student who you put in charge if he or she has to mark them for bad behavior.
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Solution 6
Posted February 24, 2016 1:33 am

Taylor Katsarelas
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I personally think it is unfair to other students. For those students who do not get to handle the program, will think it is you as a teacher playing favorites. It would be better to have a cup with all your students names in and have whose ever name you pull out do the job. This way the students cannot say that you have favorites.
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Solution 7
Posted February 24, 2016 6:53 pm

anuhag
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I do love the use of classroom dojo, however, i do not think that this should be used by the students. I think that the teacher should have complete control over this aspect of the classroom. I think that the students will still enjoy the classroom dojo regardless of them using it or not.
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Solution 8
Posted February 28, 2016 5:50 pm

Charity Knowles
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I don't necessarily think allowing a responsible student to make the notations is wise. I think this opens you up to other issues with parents, even if the student is making correct notations, parents may find issue that this is happening and claim the student is purposefully marking things wrong or is simply not correct.
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WuzyJa
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I agree. Even if a student is correctly marking the behavior, parents and other students may feel targeted if the student receives a negative note. It is better if the teacher is in charge of the app.
  Posted on: October 3, 2016 7:35 pm

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Solution 9
Posted February 29, 2016 2:58 am

Rachel Antis
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I believe that keeping up with behaviors around the classroom and giving out points per student is the teacher's responsibility. However, I have had a teacher who has allowed students' to give points out using class dojo. I do not think that this ethically acceptable.
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Solution 10
Posted July 5, 2016 1:41 pm

buhyLu
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While the student you have chosen to reward and deduct Dojo points maybe responsible, that student could dislike a student and deduct points from that student out of spite. They could also favor another student and give them Dojo points because they are friends or they want to be their friend. It can also cause issues between students if the student you have chosen to give points goes telling other students about the points they have or who has the most points.
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Solution 11
Posted October 9, 2016 4:33 am

eTytun
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Yes, definitely. Class Dojo also works on the board so student can be responsible for adding or taking away their own points (this can take up time so only do when you are rewarding or warning a few students). I have had the student of the week formally document the total points for each day. I always double checked them after but it's good to give students jobs that are important.
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Solution 12
Posted February 22, 2016 2:39 pm

zyWute
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I think this is a way for the students to show they can achieve responsibly and can be trusted, as a reward, with the technology.
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apazeR
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I loe class dojo! used it in my internship. Very helpful
  Posted on: February 23, 2016 3:38 am

PeQyGa
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I disagree and would never have another student mark behavior.
  Posted on: October 12, 2016 12:59 pm

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Solution 13
Posted October 6, 2017 2:02 pm

BuXaja
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I think it should be the teacher's responsibility to do this. Other students should not be handling or reporting their classmates behavior. That is confidnetial information which should be shared only between the teacher and students' parent or guardian.
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Solution 14
Posted February 29, 2016 2:23 am

uJasuX
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I do think it is fair to allow students who have been proven to be responsible the opportunity to make these documentations with teacher supervision. Giving students a little taste of real responsibility is a great way to get them ready for the real world.
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Solution 15
Posted February 24, 2016 1:32 am

Taylor Katsarelas
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I personally think it is unfair to other students. For those students who do not get to handle the program, will think it is you as a teacher playing favorites. It would be better to have a cup with all your students names in and have whose ever name you pull out do the job. This way the students cannot say that you have favorites.
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Solution 16
Posted March 6, 2016 11:59 pm

useZyt
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I definitely think the teacher should be the one managing the program. There is no need for students to see other student's behavior. That could end in so many bad situations. That should be solely between the teacher, parent, and student. No one else.
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Solution 17
Posted July 10, 2016 7:12 pm

juWuPe
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I would be very careful allowing students to manage this app during class, even though they are responsible student. My recommendation would be to allow a teacher's aid to monitor the behavior if not yourself.
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Solution 18
Posted July 10, 2016 11:29 pm

kelsey karr
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I do believe that it is fair to allow a responsible student to do this task. I also feel that allowing a trouble student to complete this task every once and a while will give the student a moment of pride and the student will surprise you by changing their behavior and taking on the role appropriately.
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Solution 19
Posted October 3, 2016 7:31 pm

WuzyJa
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I think that it would really depend on the age and maturity level of the student. If you feel that the student is able to input the information correctly and confidentially, then there should not be a problem. If it were my class however, I would put the information in myself.
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Solution 20
Posted October 3, 2016 7:31 pm

WuzyJa
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I think that it would really depend on the age and maturity level of the student. If you feel that the student is able to input the information correctly and confidentially, then there should not be a problem. If it were my class however, I would put the information in myself.
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Solution 21
Posted October 4, 2016 10:10 pm

yDyjuB
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I do not think that students should be allowed control over this application even with teacher supervision. The app allows for rewarding and deducting points which requires careful supervision of student actions and consideration of student's individual behavioral goals. I think putting other children in charge of awarding points will naturally led to conversation of if students believe other children should or should not be awarded points.
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Solution 22
Posted October 6, 2016 6:31 pm

PuWupe
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As a student, I was always ask to do things of this sort. However, it was in a different education system and country. There are so many compromised situations in which many good teachers get in because of thinking that it would not harm anybody (because there is not way someone will be harm by it) but for some reason, some people take it the wrong way and there is when problems happen.
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Solution 23
Posted October 7, 2016 4:14 am

Miranda Kuhn
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Class Dojo is a great way to document student behavior and communicate with parents. I believe that every teacher should use Class Dojo in order to handle the different behaviors that occur within the classroom. However, I believe that either the teacher or an instructional assistant should be the only person who manages the program. When the teacher gives a student the responsibility of recording other students' behavior, many problems can arise. The students should not be given an opportunity to document the their peers behavior, regardless of how responsible the student is. The students' documentation and communication between the teacher and parents should be confidential. It is great that you are giving your responsible students certain jobs, but this is one job that the only the teacher should have.
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Solution 24
Posted October 7, 2016 10:00 pm

uzyXuV
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No its the teachers job to monitor behavior. The students should not be responsible for marking thier peers behaviors. This could lead to teasing from the student marking the behaviors.
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Solution 25
Posted October 8, 2016 11:41 pm

uBuDub
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I feel that no matter how responsible a student is they should never be left in charge of other students behavior. This give that child far to much power over another student. It should be the teachers job to monitor students behavior.
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Solution 26
Posted October 9, 2016 5:34 pm

Chanell Wolski
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I think that the supervision of classroom dojo should be reserved for only the teacher. Not only would it be unfair for only a handful of students to be allowed to assist with monitoring, but that is a HUGE confidentiality issue. Information like that should be kept from students and shared only with teachers and faculty.
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Solution 27
Posted February 20, 2017 10:26 pm

usudaX
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I think that a better option would be for you, as the teacher, to handle such documentation. I do not think it is appropriate for students to decide whether or not their classmates are exhibiting positive or negative behavior. Instead, I would suggest that you let each student give themselves their own points. For example, if Student A conducts one of hte behaviors that merits a point, project the Dojo point page onto the screen and say something like, 'Student A, I love the way that you _______. Come give yourself one Dojo points for that." This way, you are consistently reinforcing and stating the rules and expectations while allowing students to take some responsibility for their own point system.
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Solution 28
Posted February 21, 2017 11:04 pm

tygaBu
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I do not believe that students should be responsible for any documentation regarding other students. Behavior or otherwise. I understand why one would wish to give on task and responsible students a reward for good behavior, but at the same time that award should be appropriate.
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Solution 29
Posted February 26, 2017 10:25 pm

yLeBun
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I don't think another student should be making observations like that. I think that it should be the teachers responsibility. If additional support is needed while using class dojo delegate a different task to save time to a responsible student.
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Solution 30
Posted July 8, 2017 6:10 pm

eLaGag
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Personally, I do not think this is a good decision. I've seen plenty of teachers allow such students to do important tasks only the teacher should be responsible of, and they have been 50/50 successful. One class the teacher allowed a "responsible" student to write down who had their homework and who didn't, but this student would just put down that everyone had their homework. They were trying to make everyone int he class happy, but this only hurts students and prevents them from properly learning. I would not trust this responsibility to a student, it's both unfair to the student themselves and the whole class. They could make influenced decisions. Keep it simple and bullet proof, do it yourself or have a teacher/classroom assistant take care of such tasks.
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Solution 31
Posted October 2, 2017 2:55 pm

aWyVys
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I do not think it is appropriate for a student to be making behavior decisions on their peers. This would not be a great action as it could open up possibilities for this specific student to be picked on by his peers and for the other students to identify this student for being "teachers pet".
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Solution 32
Posted October 3, 2017 11:10 pm

yneLaH
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I do not think this would be appropriate. The student is not in charge of giving grades, and I think that demeans confidentiality and gives that student an unfair advantage in the classroom with favoritism.
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Solution 33
Posted October 12, 2017 4:45 am

uryden
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Class Dojo is a great tool to use in your classroom, I believe the system you set up is the best way to motivate other students to try and be the student manager
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Solution 34
Posted October 12, 2017 4:48 am

uryden
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Give equal chances to all students or choice at random
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Solution 35
Posted February 20, 2018 6:59 pm

WaTeLa
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I have used classroom dojo before and I feel like a better thing to do instead of having a student use the Ipad is taking pictures on dojo and sending them to the parents when the student is doing something exceptional.
















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Solution 36
Posted February 23, 2018 4:56 pm

abuMaH
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I would not have students make the documentation even with supervision because the system is in place as a reward. The students need to receive the reward from you, not someone else or even themselves.
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Solution 37
Posted February 24, 2018 3:52 am

Ariel Brangers
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I personally don't think having another child make the notations is appropriate. The students not able to do the notations could see this as favoring even if it is not happening. Or if the responsible students give points to one of their classmates. I feel like it is the teacher's responsibility to make notes on positive or negative behaviors.
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Solution 38
Posted July 8, 2018 7:13 pm

Jeanette Jenkins
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I feel it's ok for the student has earned or lost points to give or take their own points but not other students doing it. It's the judgement of the teacher to decide this.
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Solution 39
Posted February 25, 2016 8:40 pm

punybu
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Yes, I think students who have proven to be responsible should be allowed to the app. This can be seen as a reward. Additionally, this can be used to motivate those students who may not have the best behavior and do not follow rules. These students will want to behavior better in order to use the iPad.
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Posted February 26, 2016 5:54 am

eQyVuj
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Yes, as long as they're supervised
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Solution 41
Posted February 27, 2016 3:27 pm

edeBaS
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I think it is fair. A lot of times, if we let students take opportunity to feel responsible, they do better. Studnts get happy when they feel we can trust them!!!!
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Solution 42
Posted February 24, 2016 12:38 am

XaSaPe
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I do not think there is anything wrong with letting a responsible student handle the class dojo. I think you could use this as a reward for students to work towards.
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