Hello and happy Saturday. As promised, I’m going to tell you about my behavior management system, which includes a Loki Pop! Funko I got in one of my OwlCrate boxes.
I’m 100% in favor of positive reinforcement, so I actually look for ways in which I can highlight my students’ good behavior, but I don’t like systems that include punishments or sad faces or stuff like that.
Sticker charts are something I’ve always loved to use with my older students because in my opinion they are a system that can work throughout long periods, not just a couple of weeks like other systems. Last year at school each boy had a sticker chart on his folder, but with time both my students and I sort of forgot about it, and I stopped adding stickers. In a previous post, I talked about how I thought that system needed improvement.
This school year, I have sticker charts but made sure to 1. paste them on the inside cover of the boys’ notebooks, and 2. tell my students what the sticker charts are for. They now know that each time we have a contest, the stickers they earn will go to the chart, and they can “cash in” all their stickers at the end of the year for prizes.
Loki is an addition to my whole behavior management system. I introduced him to the boys during our first week of school, and explained to them that at the end of each week, Loki would be sitting with a boy who’d behaved well in class. Throughout the week, I write the names of my “candidates” on my English board, and on our last class, which is on Thursday, I place Loki on a boy’s desk. So far, it’s worked great having Loki as a motivation in class.
How do you handle behavior and rewards in your classroom? Let me know in the comments!
Love, Miss Camila