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Posted on October 7, 2016 7:09 pm
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ybaHyp
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New teacher.
I am unsure of best practices for classroom management. I like the clip system, but is this the best system?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 8, 2016 8:41 pm

uBuDub
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Not to my knowledge is there one behavior system praised more than the clip system. I think you should base your opinion on what works best for your students. If you find the clip system isn't working either tweak it, or change it completely until you find the perfect fit. Your classroom doesn't have to be seat in stone.
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eguByp
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If I were in this situation, I would exactly do this
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Solution 2
Posted October 8, 2016 2:31 am

yHaReH
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Classroom management includes many different aspects and may be implemented in different ways. I have personally used clips in my past internships and I have found them to be very effective. I enjoy the clips because they may be used to stop negative behavior and they may also be used as a positive reinforcer. Being consistent and firm when using this strategy allows this type of classroom management to be super effective.
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If I were in this situation, I would exactly do this
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Solution 3
Posted October 9, 2016 12:53 am

uVupuz
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It depends on what grade you are teaching.
This method works well in elementary school, but not the higher grades.
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eTytun
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I agree with you, it is important to use a method that works best for your grade level and classroom. Sometimes what you plan and hope works doesn't. As new teachers we need to be flexible and adapt to our classroom.
  Posted on: October 9, 2016 4:09 am

Miranda Kuhn
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I completely agree. The age level of the students will determine what classroom management systems they will be willing to work with. If you provide them with a classroom management system that they think is too childish, it will not be effective. Always keep the age level of your students in mind when determining what classroom management system you would like to use within your classroom.
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Solution 4
Posted October 9, 2016 4:12 am

eTytun
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The clip system works great, but have you tried class dojo? There are many different methods although I find class Dojo to be my favorite. It's free, online and interactive with the students. Parent can check and see how students are doing each day or week. It even helps you take attendance and see how your students are acting in classes you do not have them such as art or P.E. The important thing is to find what works best for you and your classroom!
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Solution 5
Posted October 9, 2016 8:51 pm

upyRyX
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I really enjoy the clip system, especially if the student moves their own clip, I've found that this helps send the message home so to speak.
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Solution 6
Posted October 9, 2016 11:58 pm

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I believe that some sort of behavior system will be beneficial, at least in the beginning. This lays out exactly what you expect of students and gives them clear guidelines. I think when they can actually see their clip moving down or up this has a big influence on the way they behave.
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Solution 7
Posted October 10, 2016 4:16 am

QaNese
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I have used the clip system in my internships and also in many of the classes that I've substituted in. Although the results fluctuate from class to class, overall its somewhat helpful. Not only does work to help stop behaviors, it is good for positive reinforcement. I've allowed students to "earn their clip" to move backwards towards a positive end result.
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Solution 8
Posted October 9, 2016 8:15 pm

Miranda Kuhn
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If you would like to continue the clip system, but always seem to have students on the lowest level, you may want to utilize a point system for these particular students. When using a point system, the students will no longer have to move their clip up and down on the clip chart. They will have to earn points throughout the day depending on their behavior. The students are required to earn a specific amount of points to earn privileges and other incentives. These point systems can be adjusted and modified from student to student. We use them within my internship classroom and they are very effective.
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Solution 9
Posted October 9, 2016 10:21 pm

yZytaz
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Only you can decide if the clip system is the best system. Some students will work great with the clip system and some students dont. You just have to find one that fits your students and your style of teacher. Positive rewarding is always good but remember to praise the action not the person itself.
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Solution 10
Posted February 24, 2017 9:02 pm

usudaX
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The clip system is a good one; however, it is important that the rewards/consequences that go along with this are meaningful. In my opinion, the clip system does little if there are no rewards/consequences set forth. For example, everyone should start on green. If they move up for positive behaviors, there should be specific rewards for each level they move up. These rewards should depend on the group of students/the age of students in your class. The same goes for consequences for clipping down.
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Solution 11
Posted February 25, 2017 3:34 am

Robert Hendler
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You have to see what is the best way to work with your students. I have found a clip system or a payment system can be useful. I have found Class DOJO to also be useful, but ultimately it has to be what you can use.
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Solution 12
Posted July 6, 2017 11:25 pm

Shelby Glonek
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Although I have only volunteered at two elementary schools, I have seen and heard about this practice being used in a multitude of schools. I hear it is always effective and although it does not always prevent students from having a bad day, it is certainly more likely to create good days.
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Solution 13
Posted July 10, 2017 3:17 am

qyGaQa
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I would say feed off your students to find out what type of practice would work best. Then you can tweak as you go to find what is the easiest for you to do.
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Solution 14
Posted October 4, 2017 12:32 am

aNaMeJ
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From what I've seen in my intern hours, I feel that the clip system works the best for younger kids! With the children having to move their clip if they get in trouble it helps them see and understand they aren't doing the right thing. When moving the clip up, the child is excited about doing well!
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Solution 15
Posted February 24, 2018 9:17 pm

ePymyp
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It depends on the grade level you are teaching as well as your personal preferences on how this should be implemented. It also depends on how your group of students respond. In my opinion, having a color system in place for elementary ages students is great. For middle school students, a money system works (they can be fined for unwanted behaviors). In high school, warnings, detentions, and referrals work great.
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Solution 16
Posted October 9, 2016 7:24 pm

juWuPe
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It may vary between the different personalities. However, you can try different reward systems as well.
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