I’m about half-way through the school year, and two weeks back from winter break. Behaviors I worked so hard to fix-up and manage are now creeping back after the time away. It’s time to bring back the behavior trackers and send those negative behaviors packing! Do you use behavior trackers to help reward positive student behavior? In my classroom, I use behavior trackers for a small group of students to help support them in making positive decisions throughout the school day.
To save paper, I laminated my trackers. My students love being able to use whiteboard markers to track their behavior. It really helped with the student buy-in! If I give my students a thumbs-up or nod of approval, students take their marker and draw a check-mark on their tracker. Easy-peasy and my students love the independence of being able to mark their own trackers.
I can easily change students’ goals, and it’s easy to wipe-off the behavior tracker so students can start fresh and new the next day! Best part… Each time I use these, I’m able to see a huge difference in student behaviors when they use the behavior trackers. How do you use behavior trackers in your classroom?
This blog post was written by Elizabeth Rossmiller, creator of the blog Seconds at the Beach. Elizabeth currently teaches 2nd grade in Oregon and enjoys creating lessons that engage students in their learning of the Common Core State Standards.