Sunday, August 21, 2011

Student Behavior Checklist

Students Observation Checklist! Student behavior plans and checklist. 

I use a student behavior checklist with all my intermediate students at the beginning of the school year!  We reward exemplary student behavior and have a consequence for undesirable behaviors. When you have 30 plus students you may need that little extra reward or consequence to manage your classroom and maintain control

Student Behavior Checklist doc.
Students Behavior Checklist Google Doc.

Mr. Taylor's Home School Connection!
Student Behavior Tickets for Continued Rule Violations

Student Red Card Warnings! 
Student Red Card | Student Warning 
Student Red Card Doc 

More Students Behavior Plans and Checklist
pdf. files and doc. files

Student Behavior Checklist doc. I like this one!

Reading Boot Camp is the Highest Quality Reading Instruction!

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” William A. Foster

READING BOOT CAMP is a FREE researched based RTI intervention program that uses best instructional practices with a qualification, teach to the very TOP, expose every student to grade level and above ELA concepts, lift all students using Socratic learning tactics, teach and treat all students as GIFTED, be flexible and have fun, set rigorous goals, and differentiate through scaffolding and cooperative learning. This is a philosophy that many disagree with and believe it is not pedagogically sound, usually by teachers that try to ability group and differentiate for 2-7 grade levels. RBC has 13 years of proven results, the RTI reading intervention improves reading test scores by one full grade level in 20 days. Reading Boot Camp is used in hundreds of classrooms and a handful of schools as a proven school-wide and classroom turnaround program.

Teaching Students Manners and Etiquette

The importance of manners and etiquette in schools can mean success or failure. My father taught me the importance of manners through his disciplined caring approach. Manners he explained are in short being humble and selfless, they show family, teachers, friends, and strangers that you care and respect them. Putting others first is not a concept some students or even parents will understand or take to heart but over time they see the true gift of manners. Teaching students and sometimes parents the golden rule is more important today than it has ever been in our history. "One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself" Being polite, being friendly, being selfless, being responsible and disciplined are keys to a harmonious classroom.

I use a reward and punishment model to bring balance and some semblance of harmony the first weeks and months of school. Many students and parents chafe under the rules and discipline. Even simple rules like raise your hand or listen quietly while the teachers is giving directions is nye impossible for some. All students are given a weekly behavior log that tracks good behavior and areas that need work. We also practice NASCAR transitions and just like NASCAR they are practiced to perfection. Most classroom transitions can be done in under 30 seconds.

Classroom Expectations:

1. Be polite and well-mannered at all times.

2. Listen atentivley to the teacher at all times.

3. Be responsible and focused at all times.

4. Be ready to learn and use class time wisely.

Excerpts From Behavior Log:

Areas to commend: Earn Extra Stars
exceptional work ethic
superb manners
great class leader and helper
Areas of Concern: Lose Stars
homework and papers are not signed and returned
incomplete or missing homework
staying on task / not paying attention
choosing not to work
unkind or mean to others
disrespectful or rude
interrupting the teacher
bad attitude
showing off
disrupting others / talking out in class
not following directions
Areas to Work On: Earn Knowledge
neatness and/or organization
multiplication facts
division facts
vocabulary knowledge
writing and sentence fluency

Parent’s signature__________________________

Classroom Behavioral Expectations:
1. Raise your hand and wait silently for assistance 
2. Ignore the inappropriate behavior of others (mind your own business)
3. Stay focused and on task (active listening)
4. Make positive comments (about school self and others)
5. Participating appropriately in class activities (manners, polite, quiet, responsible)
6. Remain in own personal area
7. Work without distracting others (be a good partner)
8. Follow directions (active listening)
9. Complete assignments
Positive Behavior: Earn Stars and Privileges
Negative Behavior: Lose Stars and Privileges

Example of Logical Consequences in Mr. Taylor’s Classroom!

Logical Consequence
Removal from the group! “time out in the responsibility room, time out in another classroom, or time out in the classroom”
“When you play and act silly with your partner it distracts me from teaching and others from learning." Do you understand the task? Can you do the task?
"Would you like to stay and work with your cooperative partner or go to the responsibility room where it is quiet and complete a "10-Ticket" positive affirmation ? You need to reflect on making smart choices and work with your partner. It’s your decision.”
Stay in for recess
“This is the time I have scheduled to do reading and writing. It is very important that you read so you can learn as much as you can. Recess is the scheduled time to play and talk to your friends. If you talk and play now, the only other time to finish reading is at recess. It’s your decision.”

Parent signature ______________________________________
Student signature ______________________________________

Behavior Consequence Log      Sample
Name:________________________________   Date ________

Teacher:______________________________ Grade _______

What school or class rule did I break?

Why did I do it?

Next time what can I do differently?

How can I show the class and my teachers respect?

I want to apologize to__________for_________
Students signature________________________
Parent signature _________________________


My consequence for showing a lack of Character:

There are two ways of living: a person may be careless and simply exist, or usefully and deliberately try to do so. The productive idea implies a usefulness not only about one's own life, but about that of the world, and the future possibilities of mankind.

 Lunch detention will be assigned until I receive 10 hand written copies of “There are two ways of living” Any parties or fun Friday activities will be missed until behavior has improved and the copy is completed.

Student signature_________________________________

Parent signature __________________________________


S.T.O.P ! Teachers Mean What They Say!
S. Stop T. Think O. Observe P. Plan

Stop before you get yourself and others in trouble!
Think about what you need to be doing to be successful!
Observe others when they are modeling excellent behavior!
Plan on being inspired, diligent, and successful!

Listening, Trying, Learning, and Achieving is the reason we go to school! School rules are easy to follow and are for you the student to maximize the learning, and create a successful learning atmosphere!

Class Rules
  1. Work Hard (Paying attention and doing your best is essential for success)
  2. Be Courteous (Being a positive role model is the highest honor!)

Consequences for not being courteous or working hard!
  1. Verbal Reminders of the Rules
  2. Critical Warning | Two ways of living Ticket | “Write why you received the ticket!”
  3. Second Critical Warning | S.T.O.P. Ticket | Official Referral and 5 Paragraph Essay
Student________________________ Parent ______________________________

Students Advice: Bill Gates on Real Life

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about
11 things they did not and will not learn in school . He
talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings
created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and
how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1 : Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The
world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you
feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high
school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone
until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get
a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your
Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping:
they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't
whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as
boring as they are now. They got that way from paying
your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk
about how cool you thought you were. So before you save
the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's
generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and
losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have
abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY
TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't
bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get
summers off and very few employers are interested in
helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people
actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up
working for one.

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