Today's post may help me more than it helps any of my readers. I am going back to full time teaching after taking last year off. In the next few weeks I need to recreate a classroom management system. I am so glad I blog. I don't have to remember what I did. I just have to look it up here.
After reviewing my posts tagged "Classroom Management," here are a few strategies I plan to implement this year.
Privileges and Coupons: An Incentive System for Good Behavior
I know many teachers implement similar systems. This post explains how I use it in my classroom and gives you free downloads.
Classroom Procedures Review-- Here is where I list the procedures I teach students at the beginning of the year. I leave a filled out copy in my substitute folder.
I will definitely use Rights, Responsibilities, and Privileges in setting up the culture of my fifth grade highly capable classroom. Students define each term and come up with examples. It is a good place to start creating classroom rules.
For students who need a reminder of the correct behavior in class, I have them write sentences--not the old-fashioned way of filling a chalkboard, but one to three sentences to get them back on track. Read the posts about Sentences to find out how I use these and get a copy of my reminders.
My post on If...Then charts was popular last year. If you have a student that needs a behavior intervention, this helps. I anticipate needing this strategy again this year.
Another strategy I have used with individual students is a buddy class. Read this post here if you want to know how buddy classes worked for me and download a free printable form.
You can click here for all of my posts on Classroom Management. I'm sure I will add to this topic this year.
If you have questions about any of these strategies, please include them in the comments.