Behavior Management Chart and Checklist Ideas
This board was created to share some ideas for managing student behavior in Early Childhood Classrooms (Pre-K - Grade 3)
This is the behavior chart that I created with a Grade 2 ESL student in mind. The student is bright and quick academically but struggles to maintain focus and keep his hands to himself.
The Star Wars classroom at Monroeton Elementary School
I included this because my Grade 3 students last year LOVED Star Wars, and the chart is very cute. It uses colored popsicle sticks to represent light sabres. The teacher or student can write on the stick the positive behavior that the sabre was received for. I like that it focuses on positive behaviors, although it is sad to see some pockets totally empty.
Behavior Reflection Think Sheet
I passed over this checklist several times because of the faces, but after reading the content, I really like this behavior reflection checklist. We use a form for behavior issues at my school, but the form is the same for middle school and Grade 1. It is not very kid-friendly. Something like this is much more appropriate for the level of younger learners.
5 Classroom Behavior Management Systems for Elementary Teachers
This is a whole-class behavior management tool that I think is pretty cute. There are little magnets that look like candies or marbles, and as the class displays positive behavior the teacher adds one to their jar. A full jar could mean a class party, a movie day or a longer recess time.
This checklist/chart is useful for students and teachers to track student behavior for each day of the week, and then send home so that parents are kept informed about their child's behavior. I would change this by making the parent review a daily signature. Also, the behaviors could be customized for the individual child's goals.
The Owl Teacher - Take back your weekends without sacrificing quality teaching!
This checklist/chart is probably a bit too wordy for my current ESL students, but it would be useful for kids a little older and/or fluent English speakers. It is good for communicating in detail about students' behavior with parents on a daily basis.
Behavior Management and Self Regulation - Take A Break
This chart similar to the previous checklist, but this one has a better design, and I like the reflection on whether the student feels ready to return to learning. I would combine the checklist options from the first form with this one to use the best aspects of both.
How I Create and Maintain A Positive Classroom Culture for K-2!
This checklist and the one next to it are similar, but there are aspects of both that I like better. On this checklist, I like that options for "what happened" are provided. Very young students or ESL students may not be able to formulate their own descriptions of what occurred, so it's useful to at least have some examples.
A Home Note Program to Support Positive Student Behavior and Outcomes
I used a checklist similar to this for a student I was having behavior problems with last year. Each day we would review his behavior during English lessons and color a face. His mom would review and sign the form each day. It actually worked very well and his attitude and behavior transformed.
Using these buckets and pom-poms, and designating one for each table (if you have a seating arrangement that uses groupings) could be a good way to motivate students. Pom-poms could be given for positive behaviors, and at the end of the week maybe the table with the most pom-poms would be able to choose a game for the class to play or earn another kind of reward.