Student Contributor: Alissa Williams
A list of observable and measurable behaviors which are recorded by a teacher. Usually as a last resort to communicate the behavior frequency with parents and administration.
Behavior Charts are a must for your classroom to not only track behavior, but to encourage positive behavior. It also is beneficial for communication! Tally, silly smiling faces, or stickers will do to keep track, but I recommend using time intervals of about 30 min.
Students need to be able to visually see how there day is going and also have a goal to work towards. When students are held accountable for their good behavior, we start to see the negative behavior fade away. Our principles help reenforce and encourage the students by giving positive principle referrals for every 5 positive chart days, which equals a 10 min celebration of recess with a friend of the students choice!
This tool feels to be most fitting for the corrective stage. It is kind of pointing out the good and bad of behavior depending on how the teacher may use it. I also think this can become more student directed but initially is collaborative. In my on student teaching experience we used this to help communicate with the student, parents, and admin. Usually the kid sees this and knows how to self regulate after about two days of trying, however there could be students that need this for much longer.
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Tool Source: Mentor Teacher