Monday, September 17, 2012

Behavior Management Linky Party

I love Rachelle and Natalie over at What the Teacher Wants! They have been reading my mind!   
Spooky! Really!  Let me tell you about it how it goes!
First of all... this is my behavior system.  I blogged about it here.

Essentially everyone starts the day as "Ready to Learn" but they can move up to blue for stellar behavior or kindness.  They can also move down... so sad.

Yesterday I whipped these "Blue Day" Tickets up for my class.   Basically, I hand out tickets to my kiddos who get a blue day.  They save them up and when they get 5, they take a dive into the treasure chest... 
Cue the angels to sing!
Click on the picture to grab a copy for yourself!

As I was driving to school, I was thinking about the excitement these little blue tickets would cause, when I heard this report on NPR (yes... I am a nerd)!
It is about how teacher expectations influence student learning... VERY interesting!!!

Click on the picture to hear this report... fascinating!

After hearing this report, it reminded me to reset my expectations, refocus on the positive, and recognize the brilliance within each of my sweeties (even my stinkers).

Well, as I expected, my kiddos LOVED the blue ticket idea.  

Need some ideas around behavior management?   
Click below for some inspiration!!!


  1. I started really focusing on the positive reinforcement in my classroom a few years ago and it has made a HUGE difference in both my students behavior and my teaching.

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  2. Love your blue tickets! I started a behavior chart where the students can go up and it is working great! Thanks for sharing your tips! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  3. I like where you've positioned your colored trays. I might have to move mine there too because I don't love that my chart takes up a bulletin board in my room since I have so few.

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  4. I love the idea of tickets! However, with kindergartners where do you have the students keep their tickets so they don't get lost?

    1. They keep them in their crayon box. Yes, we find a few on the floor...but I tell them it is their responsibility and if they lose one I will be sad for them, but I won't replace them.

  5. I know this is a huge request, but I'm going to throw it out there anyway. You never know if you don't ask, right? I also use a clip chart, but our top of the chart is pink. Is there any way you could do a pink version?? Pleaseandthankyouverymuch. =)

    1. Rachel... will you email me?

  6. I love this idea!! I think it is just what I need! I could also use pink tickets because the top of my chart is pink! Please let me know if you decide to do a pink version!! THANKS!

  7. I love the idea of the pizza pans for behavior... how did you attach them to the wall to made them sturdy?? Thanks!!

  8. Hi. Could you tell me where you got the magnetic oval labels?

  9. Also interested where the magnetic oval labels came from! :)

  10. Also interested where the magnetic oval labels came from! :)

  11. I love your blue ticket idea. This is such a great positive reinforcement. It is a great way for students to be able to go home and share about their day. Thank you for sharing!


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