Behavior Management Made Simple
The Music Box
Table, Class and Teacher Points
- Listen the first time
- Listening and attentive
- Working hard
- On task
“Stop talking! She’s going to win points!”“Let’s play the quiet game so Mrs. Clausen won’t win!”
The Stop Light
I cannot stop playing with this fabulous machine! I was able to make my little “stoplight” system absolutely adorable. (I’ll share about those gorgeous little table numbers in a later post!)
Now the green section screams “AWESOME SAUCE!”
The yellow section reminds…”YOU CAN DO IT!”
I am in L O V E with this machine! Peeps I can use MY fonts, MY designs, ALL kinds of materials… including fabric and light wood!!!! SERIOUSLY. I can make all sorts of things prettier!! I use a bluetooth to connect to it – less wires are a plus! It can PRINT then CUT your items! Amazing.
These pieces of my “stoplight” behavior chart fit together seamlessly because that Cricut makes perfect cuts. I love that none of the construction pieces overlap. The chart remains nice and thin so my magnet system works overtop of it perfectly.
I used to use magnets with little black tiles attached. Now I use the same magnets with little white rocks attached using Gorilla Glue Super Glue.
I write the kids names on the rocks with Sharpie. No worries about kids who move or using them again next year. Goof Off is amazing at removing Sharpie from things. The marker comes off so easily!
EDIT: I’ve found an alternative to these stone-magnets. I grabbed these on Amazon. I write on them with black marker and easily take the names off at the end of the year using Goof- Off. Click the image to follow my affiliate link to find them on amazon.
I’ve always wanted to do something with circles, but every time I’d try to cut them, they wouldn’t be perfect and I’d toss my attempts. Cricut has fixed that! I’ve been going circle crazy around here!
So that’s it. All of my behavior systems are quick, easy and pretty. Some days require a lot more than just the chart – others require nothing but celebrations of the classroom as a whole. But with all of these systems in place – the different rewards/reminders don’t seem random or misplaced. No one gets bored (especially me) and I feel I have a good “arsenal” from which to pull. No, these are not the only “tricks” – some years none of these are very effective and I have to go a different route entirely. It does depend on the students. No matter what behavior management strategy you choose, though, consistency is key.