Guest Blogger Tuesday! Featuring Brooke from Teachable Moments
Hi! My name is Brooke from Teachable Moments, guest blogging today!
Behaviour Management Alternative
Clip charts! They are all over Pinterest. And although they look cute, at my school we have something already in place which I wanted to share with you.
We follow 3 school rules – Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Fair. And so in that vein, for positive behaviour we give out bees.
At the beginning of the year, we discuss our rules and how we can follow these rules to be a great member of the class. We talk about behaviours that could be rewarded such as trying your best, beautiful manners, nice bookwork – you know the drill.
If you display a positive behaviour, you get a bee. My bees are just a bee printed on cardboard and cut up into little squares. They are kept in a big box near my bee chart.
Some other teachers at my school laminate their bees and attach them to magnets or velcro but I am way more low maintenance than that! I give all the kids in my class a plain white envelope (just a small one) and let them decorate it however they please. I then write their name on it and mount it to a big piece of cardboard and attach it to the wall.
|My 2012 Bee Chart for 2B – cute hey?
When students are given a bee, they just go and help themselves. They put their bee in their little pouch and come back to the activity that they were doing.