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.
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BEHAVIOR CHECKLIST doc.
STUDENT BEHAVIOR CHECKLIST
Student Behavior Checklist doc. I like this one!
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.
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
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
disrupting others / talking out in class
not following directions
Areas to Work On: Earn Knowledge
neatness and/or organization
writing and sentence fluency
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.”
My consequence for showing a lack of Character:
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.
Parent signature __________________________________
- Work Hard (Paying attention and doing your best is essential for success)
- Be Courteous (Being a positive role model is the highest honor!)
- Verbal Reminders of the Rules
- Critical Warning | Two ways of living Ticket | “Write why you received the ticket!”
- Second Critical Warning | S.T.O.P. Ticket | Official Referral and 5 Paragraph Essay
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
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.