Re: classroom rewards and consequences
- I used to do all of that stuff- sticker charts, prize drawings, certificates. I found it helped some kids, but then I would be trying to make it fair for everyone to get a prize by the end of the year, or get a free art day... then I stopped doing all that and focused on clear expectations and directions- behavior problems solved! I write steps (with words and pictures) and post them at the board. Students refer and I can refer to the board, everyone works at their own pace. Classroom culture is one where kids help each other when finished, clean up, and then work on a drawing or spend time with the art and science books in the art room. I did have a noise control/behavior system of a green, yellow and red smilie face to remind them to keep to task. I'm not saying I didn't ever have bad days, but once I set everyone up for success they were/are successful. Also praise to the teacher at pick up time can work magic, and a call home now and then to excellent students is nice too.
Fun awards like a sticker or a stamp on the hand are good, just make it a random thing. Let us know what you end up doing. ALi
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "mallon_urie" <mallon_laurie@...> wrote:
> I was interested to find out what great ways specialist record whole class behavior. Is it limited to stars on a chart to keep track of multiple classes? What types of awards do students receive as a whole group? Is special project time a reward?
> If individuals are unable to follow directions what consequences do you have? Timeout? Materials removed?
> Secondly, What successful ways have you celebrated an artist in each class? Rotating down the class list? Displaying individuals portfolio? Prizes? I want to inspire good behavior and highlight good effort but not have a behavior plan that is too complex to keep running consistently throughout the year.