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Posted on February 21, 2015 1:06 am
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Alternative Behavior Chart
In a few classrooms that I have worked in, the teachers usually have some sort of behavior chart. Some have a group chart on the board or may have individual student charts at their desks. Every time a student was told to clip down, the situation is negative and public. Are there any other forms of behavior monitoring that can be more positive? Have you tried these methods, and did they seem to be working?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted February 21, 2015 5:30 pm

yjugeM
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I use a token economy. When students are caught doing something above expectations, they earn a "turtle token." Students hold on to their dollars. On Fridays, I open up my store. Students can purchase items such as: erasers, pencils, candy, etc. Students do not have to spend them immediately. They can save them to earn a special privilege. For example, they can earn having lunch with a buddy in the classroom. I really like this system because it incorporates some life/money skills as well. It works very well in my room.
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Natisha
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I love this solution, I remember this from my days in elementary school. It made every student want to behave and go above and beyond.
  Posted on: February 27, 2015 6:35 pm

Natisha
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I love this solution, I remember this from my days in elementary school. It made every student want to behave and go above and beyond.
  Posted on: February 27, 2015 6:43 pm

Candice Greene
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This is a really cool idea, I would love to use this method in my classroom.
  Posted on: February 27, 2015 9:08 pm

Jenna Herberson
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This is such a neat idea!
  Posted on: February 25, 2018 8:03 am

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Solution 2
Posted February 22, 2015 10:20 pm

uGyLuD
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Classroom Dojo is a great app to be used. Students can gain points and lose points. Set an amount of points you want each student to earn each day. You can do this without all students seeing who is losing the points and you can tell them who are gaining points, etc. This is a great incentive! Person with the highest points can get treasure box.
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Candice Greene
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I heard this was a great app, I will check it out to use in my classroom.
  Posted on: February 27, 2015 9:08 pm

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Solution 3
Posted February 21, 2015 10:57 pm

eqeTys
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There are some situations in which behavior charts can be positive; for example, when a student is able to climb from the bottom of the behavior chart up, or when they start in a neutral position and are moved up by doing random good things. Alternatively, behavior charts could be based on tables, if your students are arranged in a group setting. One thing I have seen done is a teacher having three tables and three fish on the board, and, with each time that she looked up and saw the group doing what they were supposed to, she would give the fish a bubble. After three bubbles, the students would get a special snack and start all over again. This could be modified to earn five bubbles in a day and get computer time, or earn so many bubbles in a day and get extra outside time, or earn so many bubbles in a week and get treasure chest, etc. It makes sure that students are responsible not only for themselves, but also for others.
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Natisha
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The group behavior chart might be a bit too much and distracting for the students.
  Posted on: February 27, 2015 6:33 pm

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Solution 4
Posted March 12, 2015 1:00 am

Haley
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I actually have a few students who are on individualized behavior plans in my class. These students have a small chart on their desk, one side is red and one is green. Each day they start with 6 clips on green. Clips can be moved to red for bad behavior or back to green for improving behavior. At the end of the day the number of clips left on green determines the amount of time the student has to play on the iPad at the end of the day. 6 clips=30 minutes, 5 clips=25 minutes, etc. Each day I send home a report that notifies parents of how many clips the student has on green each day and often parents include and addition reward for clips on green at home. This has worked for my first graders. I hope it helps!
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Solution 5
Posted March 15, 2015 7:57 pm

yTenyV
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We have a "Positive Choices Dollar" to use as a reward system as part of PBIS in my school. The students earn dollars and then can go spend them at a the school store once a week. This has taken awhile to implement, but it is better than a negative behavior consequence chart in my opinion.
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Solution 6
Posted February 21, 2015 9:34 pm

Hebehu
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Another option would be to have personal behavior charts on the studentís desks. This way the teacher can just go to the studentís desk and move them down without making it public. Then the student should be given the opportunity if their behavior improves to be able to go back into the green. This gives them something to work for instead of just concluding that the day was a bad day for them because the overall goal is to have good behavior not to just punish bad behavior.
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Candice Greene
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I agree that it is important for students to get to be moved back up throughout the day.
  Posted on: February 27, 2015 9:09 pm

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