Sunday, February 5, 2012

Classroom Managment Tips and Ideas!

One of the teachers at our school came across a great classroom management resource. So I wanted to share this resource with you and also let you know how we handle classroom behavior in our classrooms. I think this time of the year is always hard because we are in school for so long with out any breaks! February and March have to be the longest months in the school year!

The resource that the other classroom teacher came across is called Class Dojo. With Class Dojo you can give every student in your class an avatar. You can reward students for having positive behavior. You can even set up the type of positive behavior that you are looking for. Along with the positive behavior you can take away points for negative behavior such as a student not having their homework. You could also pull up Class Dojo on your iPad which is very convenient while walking around the classroom!

Click HERE to visit the Class Dojo website.

In our classrooms we use a behavior card system. If the students don't turn in their homework or have some type of negative behavior they pull a card. The cards go from green...which every student starts out on at the beginning of the day....and goes to black.Once the child goes past green there is a consequence for each card. I also have my students write down why they are pulling a card in a behavior log. This can be good for parent conferences and discussing behaviors with a student. Here is a great website that explains the card system and also talks about PBIS; which our school does as well.

This is another example of a behavior chart system. I found this chart on Pinterest from
Sunny Days in Second Grade.

It doesn't really matter what type of behavior system you have in your classroom as long as you have one! I think that you have to find something that works well for you and your  students. Please feel free to share what type of behavior system you use in your classroom in the comment section!


  1. Hi Cierra and Shannon, this is Kalen from ClassDojo. Thank you so much for mentioning us in your blog post, we really appreciate the support!

    If anyone who comes across this post has any questions for us, please don't hesitate to reach out! -


  2. No problem! We love Class Dojo!

  3. Anonymous2/16/2012

    OMG I love ClassDojo! I tried it this week with my 4th graders. The group this year is a rowdy one and no management strategy has worked. I've tried rewards... I've tried punishments... NOTHING WORKS. ClassDojo did the trick! I am amazed! Thanks for sharing! Stephanie B


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