It also helps to set up and continuously reinforce behaviors and expectations. Sometimes, don’t you feel like a broken record? You find yourself repeating the same directions over and over. Well, for sanity reasons, we make a chart and we review, review, review. Then if someone is off task or is not following our agreed-upon directions, I can direct that child’s attention to our anchor chart. This prevents the “locking horns” that can sometimes take place.
Like many of you, I have a classroom behavior chart where students move their clip if they have a behavior challenge… but sometimes, some students need more. They need more praise, they need more reinforcement, they need more feedback. I created this to use in my classroom with a few of my students… not all.
Initially, I will tape these to the student’s desk and we will (hopefully) celebrate their good behavior at the end of each subject change. As things improve, I will move these to a clipboard at my table. My ultimate goal is to phase these out completely as their behavior falls into line with the rest of my crew. This is also a great intervention to use for students in the RTI process.
Now, my schedule is not consistent each day of the week due to our special area classes, but I am not going to have a different chart for each day of the week. I think the icons will be sufficient.