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The 1 Way to Improve Student Behavior: Do you feel overwhelmed with all the paperwork you have to complete each week? Do you need a classroom management overhaul? And this is how I fixed both! When I first started teaching I spent hours on Thursday nights filling out behavior charts to send home in Friday Folders.
It exhausts me just thinking about it. It was a lot of work and even more work when on Friday nights I got parent phone calls, and emails, or notes on Monday morning asking me why I rated their child less than excellent in certain areas.
How could I save time? What would be a better way to communicate? One afternoon I looked out at my wonderful students and it became clear! It was time to hold them accountable for their behavior. I went home, revamped my form and came up with this Weekly Self-Assessment.
By taking out the middleman and making this a conversation coming from the student, my whole week life changed! The first few weeks we did this, I walked the class through each step.
I would give these out at the end of the day on Thursday Folders in my school went home on Friday. I would guide them through putting the name, date, and talked them through each category. If I spoke to you at least once every day then a 2.
If you were reminded of the directions days a week, then give yourself a 3. If an adult had to remind you to follow directions only once this week a 4. And if no one had to remind you of the directions this week then congrats, give yourself a 5.
What you will find is that you will have more kids who are hard on themselves than easy. If this was the case, I just wrote a note. I think you were a little hard on yourself this week.
You are doing a great job. For the ones who were too easy, I held a brief conference to have them edit their assessment to accurately reflect the week.
I also made a point of explaining any reasoning in the teacher comments. It only takes about conferences before they realize it is way easier to do it right the first time. I had some extra space so I added some lines for students to share anything they wanted.
Wow, so glad I had that space. My quieter students began communicating with me in that space and I learned how funny, and thoughtful they were. I learned about the questions they wanted to ask, but were too afraid.
To top it off, in the parent comments spot I encouraged parents to write a note to their child about the week. The students really enjoyed reading the notes from their parents.
I am so glad this was such a challenge early in my career, because through that challenge grew one of the best parts of my communication. Want more time saving forms, ideas, and plans?MY Access!
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