Classroom Management Ideas
I'm always looking for new ideas for managing classroom behavior in a positive way. I found some really simple ideas on Pinterest.
This idea caught my eye because it focuses on kindness. I love the simple jar and design. The jar was made by a mom to use at home. As family members notice someone doing something kind they put the person's name, the kindness and their name on a slip of paper and put it in the jar. Once a week they draw a slip and both family members get a treat of some kind.
This would work so easily in a classroom. And, I love the idea of focusing on the kind things students do throughout the week. I made up a simple slip you could use for your kindness jar. Click on the image to download it.
s I like this next idea because it also focuses on positive behavior. All you have to do is display a large chart with the numbers 1-100 and have a set of number cards or sticks from 1-100. When you notice a positive behavior, draw a number. Then choose a student to color in that number on the chart. When the class has ten in a row, either vertically or horizontally, the class gets a reward. For a quicker reward you can set the number to five in a row.
I just revised my positive behavior product, SPARKLE. It has so many ideas that I call it a tool box! Check it out, I'm sure you'll find something you'll be able to use in your classroom this year.