Monday, January 27, 2014

Classroom Management Tool

Classroom Management! I heard it all through college and even after college in courses that you take in all subject areas. Well today I am here to share one of the ways I found to keep my students on task and add a little fun to it as well. Who says classroom management has to be boring right? It all starts with these magical little cards that I run off at the beginning of the year and laminate. These little cards go with me everywhere. To lunch, recess, and down our hallways. The routine goes like this. My students are gathered together and told that each time I spy someone doing the right thing they can earn one of these "Caught being terrific" tickets. I explain they could be down a hallway or coming back from lunch or from any place that I catch someone doing the right thing. They are even told that if another teacher such as our art, gym, or music teacher comes back and gives a compliment to my class then everyone can receive one. They gather them for the week. Once they receive a "Caught being terrific" ticket they place their name on a slip of paper and put it inside a box like this. You can decorate a shoe box or something like that but I took a shortcut and found this box during holiday time for our winter box.
At the end of the week I draw 5 or 6 names from the box...the trick is to get as many slips with your name on it to earn the grand prize. Prizes that I have done are lunch with the teacher, a trip to my prize box, or free ice cream. The next week we start all over. It was a hit and so many teachers have asked how and why my kids are so well behaved down the hallway and other stops during the day....because of these tickets right here. They never know when I am going to notice them or pass out tickets but they know I have them handy at all times. So I created a freebie for you to use in your classroom. I hope you like them. Click on the picture to get your own copy. If you have a great classroom management tool. I would love to hear it.


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  1. Such a cute idea! I love reading about different classroom management systems that work. If you would like to promote your post through my classroom management linky, check it out here.

    Rae
    Mindful Rambles

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