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How to Create an Effective Behavior Management Plan Identify the Problem Behaviors. Before you start addressing your child’s behavioral problems, it is important to clearly Pick Effective Discipline Tools. There are many different discipline strategies that can be used to address the same.

How to Create an Effective Behavior Intervention Plan Students who misbehave in school regularly often fall behind academically and have a hard time learning. Most kids get in trouble from time to time, but a child who acts out consistently may need a formal plan to get their behavior under control. A statement of purpose clearly, succinctly, and positively conveys to parents and students the major goals or mission of classroom activities.

It lays the foundation for the rest of the comprehensive behavior management plan and holds together the plan’s various components. The teacher should complete the statement of purpose before developing the other components. 1. Conduct interviews and gather information. Interview the teacher who reported the child’s behavior problem. Ask the teacher why the behavior is a problem, what his or her thoughts are about the.

6 Steps to Create a Behavior Management Plan Step 1: Provide a Title. Before you can make the plan, you need to communicate the person who has displayed erratic behavior. Conduct interviews and discussions to find out what the problem is. Once you have completed this, you can proceed to make the plan but only if the problem is serious enough. 5 Behavior Management Strategies 1. Set up Your Classroom in a Way that Encourages Positive Behavior.

First things first: you have to understand that your role is a teacher. And no, they do not only teach the lessons to the children, but in a sens. Parts of a Behavior Intervention Plan. When creating a BIP, the first step is fact-finding to describe the problem behavior in measurable terms, with examples. It takes a look at the setting and events in the student’s life that may be associated with the behavior.

It examines the likely precipitating events for the behavior, likely consequences, and also the contexts in which. A decent conduct the executives plan will guarantee that you and the majority of your youngster’s different parental figures react to conduct issues in a reliable way. A conduct the executives can likewise enable you to discover progressively successful results and better impetuses that will persuade your youngster to change. To write your behavior management plan, there are a few simple steps to be followed: Develop procedures – What is the procedure for turning in papers? Sharpening pencils?

Going to the bathroom? Lining up? Write rules – It helps if you write the rules with your students. Students consistently come up.

Replace the Problem Behavior with an Alternative Competing Behavior Teach a new behavior that is more socially acceptable The new behavior should match the function of the challenging behavior The alternative competing behavior can’t be physically done at the same time as the challenging behavior.

List of related literature:

This book gives you advice on behaviour management that is easy to understand and equally easy to apply.

“Getting the Buggers to Behave” by Sue Cowley
from Getting the Buggers to Behave
by Sue Cowley
Continuum, 2006

Several resources exist to help you write behavior intervention plans.

“Evidence-Based Treatment for Children with Autism: The CARD Model” by Doreen Granpeesheh, Jonathan Tarbox, Adel C. Najdowski, Julie Kornack
from Evidence-Based Treatment for Children with Autism: The CARD Model
by Doreen Granpeesheh, Jonathan Tarbox, et. al.
Elsevier Science, 2014

For other effective behavior management methods to increase appropriate behaviors and redirect inappropriate behaviors, see chapter 6.

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from Adapted Physical Education and Sport, 6E
by Winnick, Joseph, Porretta, David
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Lavay, French, and Henderson (2006) provide an excellent resource for taking a systematic approach to positive behavior management.

“Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children” by Robert P. Pangrazi, Aaron Beighle
from Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children
by Robert P. Pangrazi, Aaron Beighle
Human Kinetics, 2019

The Behavior Management Cycle presented in Section Four, “Utilizing the Behavior Management Cycle,” will be a useful tool in helping you provide students with feedback on how they are learning to behave in a responsible manner.

“Assertive Discipline: Positive Behavior Management for Today's Classroom” by Lee Canter
from Assertive Discipline: Positive Behavior Management for Today’s Classroom
by Lee Canter
Solution Tree Press, 2010

A successful behavior management plan includes structure, consistency,repetition, and practicality.

“Spinal Cord Medicine, Second Edition: Principles and Practice” by Christopher M. Bono, MD, Diana D. Cardenas, MD, MHA, Frederick S. Frost, MD, Margaret C. Hammond, MD, Vernon W. Lin, MD, PhD, Laurie B. Lindblom, MD, Inder Parkash, MD, MS, FRCS, FACS, Stevens A. Stiens, MD, MS, Robert M. Woolsey, MD
from Spinal Cord Medicine, Second Edition: Principles and Practice
by Christopher M. Bono, MD, Diana D. Cardenas, MD, MHA, et. al.
Springer Publishing Company, 2010

Effective behavior management requires a focus on establishing the structure and climate for success, effectively teaching behavioral expectations, and motivating students to cooperate through the abundance of positive reinforcements available in the classroom.

“The ADHD Book of Lists: A Practical Guide for Helping Children and Teens with Attention Deficit Disorders” by Sandra F. Rief
from The ADHD Book of Lists: A Practical Guide for Helping Children and Teens with Attention Deficit Disorders
by Sandra F. Rief
Wiley, 2015

Detailed management techniques are discussed in Chapter 6 on Behavior Management.

“Paediatric Dentistry: Principles and Practice” by Muthu
from Paediatric Dentistry: Principles and Practice
by Muthu
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First, most behavior plans include numerous behavioral strategies.

“Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics E-Book” by William B. Carey, Allen C. Crocker, Ellen Roy Elias, Heidi M. Feldman, William L. Coleman
from Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics E-Book
by William B. Carey, Allen C. Crocker, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

One of the most effective behavior management strategies is to promote and reinforce positive individual behavior.

“Technology for Physical Educators, Health Educators, and Coaches: Enhancing Instruction, Assessment, Management, Professional Development, and Advocacy” by Seth E. Jenny, Jennifer M. Krause, Tess Armstrong
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  • I have mixed feelings about not having classroom rules. I like what she said about handling situations as they arise, however, classroom rules are mandatory in our school and is a good visual for students who need that reminder daily.

  • Some good ideas and enthusiasm. I am deeply concerned about the idea of lying to a pupil about a camera being in the room especially when you are attempting to encourage honesty. The teacher is the role model…Yikes!

  • hi! my name is natasha, i just graduated high school. right now i am majoring in communications at a local community college and plan on transferring to UCLA to open opportunities for me in film editing but i have always considered being an elementary school teacher. can you please do a video on how to know if teaching is really right for someone particularly at the elementary level? also, if it helps, i am an INFP and the reason i want to teach at elementary level is because i can use more of my creativity.

  • So I love this and completely agree with building great citizens. I know how powerful and empowering having conversations can be. How do you find time and who is monitoring your other children while you are having these conversations. Do you have kindergarten aides?

  • Im a substitute teacher for a urban school district. The students end up getting too loud and a random bloody brawl happened during music class. Then the principal blamed for me for lack of classroom management. I’ll try some of these tips especially for the tattling.

  • I’m about to start my teaching job again and I’ll try your hacks and hopefully they will work:) Appreciate your time. Thanks for sharing <3

  • This video is so helpful for teachers, I liked the way that you put 3 rules in your classroom which is respect teacher, Respect peers, Work hard.

  • I like this part: you create thinkers, citizens of community, and hard workers. I wish more teachers/classrooms had this approach.

  • Hi Amy, I really enjoyed your video and the strategies for creating learning about behaviors. I work for an educational service unit where I am the resource for about 20 schools. From the start of this school year, I have had three different schools have behavior issues with three kindergarteners. They refuse to work or get so frustrated that they either run out of the room or lay on the floor and throw a tantrum or the last kinder is a threat to the safety of other students. What are some suggestions for this type of behavior? These are not just simple fixes!! Thanks so much!

  • You are so inspiring and encouraging. I would love to use some of your strategies in the future. Thank you for sharing such helpful content.

  • What kinds of items do you put in your treasure box that students are interested in? I teach Kindergarten and I give out stickers and pencils for many things so they are not as excited with those being in the treasure box. I also try not to do candy either. But I am finding that keeping it filled and exciting is hard to do while also not spending a bunch of money.

  • Thank you so much for your videos! I’m going to become a Spanish teacher in high school soon and coming from Mexico I’m a little scared because I know how different things can be from one country to other.
    Your videos are helping me so much to get familiar with my new environment.
    You’re a great teacher ��

  • Do you think not having a behavior chart can work in every k classroom? I teach in a low income urban setting with lots of behaviors. My students always come in wild at the beginning of the year so it worries me to not have one, but I’d love to do it if it would work!

  • in first grade we did a classroom thing where depending on how much homework you did, you would get a some amount of tickets and you would put them in a huge bucket and on friday she would draw names and u could get a prize

  • I would love to know if you have any tips on teaching kids how to advocate for themselves. I.e. genuinely dont feel good and should ask to go to the nurse

  • I’m sure this has already been asked but, how do you make your behavior wheel? Do you laminate it so it doesn’t fall apart? I’m teaching K5 starting this August. A bit nervous.

  • Hi I am so glad that I have watched your video about classroom management and tips on handling individual students behavior. Thank you for this video. I am looking forward for more of your videos.

  • Thank you for your advice on classroom strategies. I am currently at my final year of University and during my work experience i was surrounded around teachers who only relied on sanctions such as rewards which i didn’t agree with as it did not stimulate their learning. I will definitely follow these guidelines. Could you please deliver a mini session on confidence in the classroom. Thank you.

  • Your videos are wonderful, and very helpful even for people such as myself who want to be teachers but also want to understand what it takes, and what is going to be expected and required. Thanks!

  • Thank you so much for posting!!! subscribed&liked->New teacher here: QUESTION: over what length of time are they earning these points? Do they earn them over the course of a week? How often do you reward them? once a week? over a month? How do you know when to restart? you keep it going because they are losing points as time passes when they use up their points.

  • you are awesome!!! so calmed and organized! I work in Chile and I just have 1.30 hours a week with the kids to teach them English… I would love to be able to be a little more like you are and not to get so tired…
    I started following you just now. I repeat, you’re great! and am inspiration:)

  • Great video!thank you!! �� I’m going into student teaching this month and I’m SOOOO SCARED!! I’ll be working with 1st and 4th graders… do you have any behavior managent tips for 4th grade (older kiddos)?

  • do you find that hAving them do it over and over again until they do it right to be time consuming? Do you usually get the tasks ntirely done

  • I like your car analogy. I think most of us could relate to that at some point. Good leaders should support teachers in behaviour management and adapt policies often.

  • My son’s teacher used Class Dojo and had to constantly keep her cellphone with her, which I didn’t approve of as a parent. She spent more time using the app than teaching. I found that the students with trying behaviors don’t respond well to constantly moving up and down a chart or point system like a yoyo. This doesn’t come across as consistency. Also, each time they lose points translates to how many mistakes they made through the day, which I have an issue with since not all mistakes need punishing or consequences. Also, all children do not respond to consequences positively. If I use Class Dojo in my classroom, I may have a set number of times I record behaviors, unless they are extreme. If the kids know they can be “caught” doing something good for the extra points but don’t know when they’ll be observed, it seems like it would be more effective.

  • i might be young but i know what i wanna be a teacher its a chance to get to learn again and to learn with your students to help them out more

  • I recently started watching your videos and I often forget you’re talking about kinder! It’s wonderful that you have such high expectations. I found many of your tips useful and plan to use them with my fifth graders.

  • Hello!

    wanted to reach out to you in regards to your CHAMPs implementation. My district, 64, in Park Ridge, IL is looking to learn more around this behavior management plan. We are starting a district iTunes Podcast and are looking for an “expert” to interview who uses CHAMPS in the classroom. The podcast is about 20 minutes long and we are hoping to inspire and help teachers explore new initiatives. If you are willing to be interviewed I would love to talk more!

    Thanks for your consideration,

    Sam Meza
    [email protected]

  • How would you send out the monthly behaviour chart on a daily basis and involve the parents?

    Parents from less affluent households often don’t have the internet, nor do they have the time or space to sign something off on a regular basis.

    How do you go about emphasising how important the daily behaviour chart is with such parents and how would you give them access to it?

  • I’m an art ed major and heading into student teaching this fall, would this work in a classroom that has different sets of classes coming and going from your room? such as the art room or music room? what suggestions in do you have for rules and procedures for this type of lass setting. thank you for your videos.:)

  • I tried taking the paper and pencil on my students and put him on the thinking chair but he likes it better to sit on the thinking chair than to participate

  • I am SO glad I found your channel!
    I just got hired as a kindergarten teacher for next school year! This will be my first teaching job since I graduate this may:)
    I find your videos so incredibly helpful, so I’ve been watching at least one of your videos a day and taking note of important things I want to remember:)

  • Hi there!

    Im from australia and just starting as a teacher this year on KINDER:):) SOO excited and I have literally gotten more out of your videos then 4 years of university hahaha

    Just wondering do you have the behaviour wheel anywhere for purchase??


  • I also use lunch with the teacher and other “free” prizes along with my prizebox. Lunch with the teacher is the most popular prize, even winning over no homework passes! It’s amazing how just spending some quality time with students outside of an academic situation helps nurture strong relationships and trust.

  • This is great. I want to get rid of rules and the chart, too!!! Do you have a video on what to do when a new student comes when it comes to this?

  • Wow, I just loved all of your ideas. i am launching a new school in my area and am about to hire teachers. i am working on a program for teacher training. this video is a treasure learning. thank you so much, i am now excited to check your other videos.

  • I am literally walking into my first teaching job in four days…a mid-life career change for this 50-year old former youth pastor.
    Classroom management statements are so very broad, so it’s great to get some practical hacks for the classroom. I’ve used things like this in my youth group settings, but this is still very helpful. Thanks for sharing:)

  • Very helpful. Thank you. I’m a teaching artist and I have to teach 45 third graders and 55 fourth graders in one room all by myself twice a week. I also teach 50 middle school (grades 6, 7 and 8) students every morning.

    I have some strategies that work but I always like to learn some fresh new ones because I have been teaching art for almost 20 years. You just taught me a few new strategies that I am definitely going to use on Monday; especially the “noise” technique. I also liked the first one about the mystery group. I can use that one with all my classes. I will keep you posted.

  • I think it speaks volumes how much love kids want/need, that so many clever ideas for classroom management involve kids just wanting to feel special by their teachers and peers.:) Thanks for the hacks!

  • I loved Your video it was really helpful, and when you were talking about the children when they were gathering around one box and not sharing the toys and how you made them realize what they did is the wrong way to share the toys was really impressive.

  • Thank you so much for this video! I’m an aspiring high school teacher, but I have an interview for a Kindergarten/Pre-K assistant teacher position on Wednesday. Because I have no experience (which is why I want the position, plus getting paid to help kids learn is awesome), I hope it’s okay if I refer to your video for classroom management ideas. It’s definitely an important part of teaching, so I want to be prepared for a question about it! You have calmed my nerves so much, and your passion for teaching is truly inspiring. I’m studying your videos to prepare for the interview, and am so thankful for your channel. <3

  • This video was so so helpful, I love your approach and how student focused it is. Your form of dealing with behavior really does help students practice problem solving and become a better citizen. Thank you for your ideas, I will definitely keep all these strategies in mind!

  • Love your video and tips The last time I was in a classroom was when I student taught. Any tips for me as I go into a classroom after 26 years Thank you-Louise

  • I really want to try your 6 ways to classroom management. My voice is loud. I have been trying to keep it at a normal range. I will work harder on the struggle of mine. Thank you for these 6 tips.

  • Hi Bridget…I love your videos. I love how positive you are! Could you post a picture of your behavior wheel? I would love to make one for my classroom.

  • I love what you said about setting high expectations instead of making excuses. I get so many excuses from a senior teacher about the behavior of students.

  • I love that you don’t just jump to losing recess! It is their one time to get energy out. Matching what they did wrong with a discipline makes so sense. I remember being in school and having to write sentences or losing recess for silly things or even things I couldn’t control.
    Also you gave awesome tips to focus on the positive. Thank you!

  • Note for myself:
    Mystery student.
    Tattle: “are you saying this to help them or not help them.” /are you saying this because you want to get them in trouble, or because you want to get them out of trouble. *and I will follow through on that one.

  • Whisper voice. If you are feeling frustrated with noise level, you can whisper voice. The students quiet down super fast so they can hear you.
    Responsibility chart. I give each student a responsibility. I have had parents shocked at parent-teacher conference when they find out their child always does XYZ chore without being reminded. The students know for our classroom to “work,” we all have to pitch in. (My subs love it!)
    Call me out. I always tell my students that if I am saying/being unkind, call me out. I don’t want to use unkind words or deeds but occasionally I may say or do something that is hurtful, unintentionally. I listen, apologize & make a note to myself not to say/do that again.
    AVID circle. If there’s a problem, we can write it down & have a circle to discuss it & problem solve as a class.

  • You’re honestly so sweet and genuine and it’s obvious how much you care about your students. I’m a first year teacher, teaching third graders who sometimes have major behavior problems, like not listening or even hitting other students! I’m trying to implement a behavior chart but sometimes i forget to put their name clips up or down on the chart (face-palm). But thank you for your incredible ideas, I look forward to trying them out!

  • Brand new teacher here thank you for all of your wonderful tips and ideas! I love them and feel like I’ve got a solid ground to start with! ♥

  • Hello Ms. I love to watch your videos and get so many ideas. I started my work too so please get some time to watch my video and give some useful tips.

  • i’ll be student teaching this fall. One thing that was mentioned in one of my classes was to do a welcome call home. this could be done with the video welcome since the video is more of a welcome class style. during the call home you are able to talk to the parent about the student in a positive way and ask questions like “do you have any concerns about _ being in _ grade?” you can also talk about any accommodations that are needed for that student, regardless of any IEPs or 504s. how this helps your classroom management is that the students no longer wonder if you have the guts to make that call home about bad behavior and since the first one was done on a positive note you, hopefully, have the parents on your side. this is also the time to talk about any family changes that have happened over the summer or will happen during the school year. baby’s arriving, family member died, divorce and if you are in an area that have a diverse population then worries about family in mother land or deportation worries may also be a factor for your students. I like the idea of having the class make the rules for there class community. I’m wondering if you would recommend doing this when teaching all grade level in the same day. If so then what book would you recommend for the secondary classroom.

  • hi ya, one tip from a mentor teacher is a class marble jar. whenever the class is showing the class values such as sharing, quiet and ready on the mat, cleaning up well.. I praise the class and they earn a marble in the jar. 5 marbles is a class prize such as ten minutes choosing time, early to play, a class game. I just draw a jar on the board and draw in the marbles.

  • Welcome video-most awesome idea!
    How do you get parents’ email to send video? I would love to introduce myself before so kids can feel more at ease but how do you get parents’ email before school year begins?
    Thank you!

  • I am so glad I stumbled on to one of your videos today! I immediately subscribed:) I really love this video on behavior management because I just learned that we will not be allowed to use a clip chart at our school anymore. We are a fully implemented PBIS school but have been able to incorporate it in with our own classroom management until now. I have used the clip chart for several years so I was concerned that I will not be able to use it anymore. I wasn’t in love with it but comfortable with it and it did work to an extent. I love your ideas and am so excited to implement them and see how they work for me. Thank you for sharing your ideas and experiences!

  • Haha! Love the tips, their hair hurts “get a wet paper towel!” Some of your students will find this video someday and be like WHAT!!! ��

  • im actually just 9 years old, but i have been given an offer for a small substitution for a CT period, for noone else would volunteer since that was labelled the worst class ever

  • I thank you for your 6 strategies for students’ behaviour management.As a supervisor, I shred them with my teachers to be applied in their classes,

  • I taught for 16 years in some of the toughest schools in Australia. This person is absolutely clueless. If you follow her advice God help you!

  • I love the bathroom break idea but like I have ADHD and I constantly need breaks so I feel like I would feel bad using up someone’s bathroom break so I can take a walk because I’m either too hyper or unfocused. What would you do if I was in ur class and I needed constant breaks and stuff and I would take up someone’s bathroom break for a walk when I shouldn’t be

  • I loved your videos, your enthusiasm is contagious.I am a para and work most specifically with behavior issues. I love your wheel idea. is there anyway to get a picture of it? I think it would work wonders in our second grade class. Thanks

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  • Aloha from Hawai’i! Thank you for sharing always! I love your ideas, but I am wondering how you would handle a defiant student or a student who is unmotivated by your management goodies?

  • How horrendous. I feel so sorry for the world you’ve all had to justify. The cognitive dissonance must drive some to madness.

  • What about students who refuse to follow your request as you mention in one of your behaviour examples. Student calling out that you sent back to their desk. What if they won’t move. Thanks:)

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  • I’m a brand new teacher, and this is such a positive approach to management!! I LOVE that the entire goal is about creating a safe, happy environment for the children to learn! Thank you thank you!!

  • At my school, all classrooms have reflection areas. I used to do dollars, now I do tickets (raffle) and the students absolutely LOVE earning tickets. I gave all of my students a pouch, just for their tickets and no one takes their tickets. And I agree, Lunch with the teacher and homework pass are most requested.

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  • I have a station I call Australia (from Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible …) for when students need that space. It’s usually self-selected when students just want “to go to Australia.” It’s a trigger for other students to be extra loving to the student having Alexander’s day. I think I can add the reflection station to that in case students want to write what is bugging them, and paste it into their journals, and use the send home option if necessary. Nice tweak to my area! Thank you!

  • I try to have a “full-service” classroom. I teach 4th/5th grade LLD students. I have lotion (hypoallergenic) on my desk and I also have a “BooBoo” box. It has band aids of all shapes, sizes, and colors. For my girls, I keep a pack of pads in my side of the closet. I have former students and even some students I’ve never actually taught who stop in to get band-aids, lotion or pads. It along with the “go get a drink of water” ” go to the bathroom” really limits the trips to the nurse.

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  • As a very new and very inexperienced teacher, it really has been such a blessing to have stumbled across this video. You are really so motivating and inspiring and I feel super excited to get back to school after this lock down period and make every effort to implement some of these amazing ideas in my classroom. Keep doing what you are doing, you are a wonderful example of what it means to be a teacher, for the newbee teachers like myself. Take care Sinead Chaperon (South Africa)

  • Hey, if you have a smartphone with a camera, you DO have a camera in the classroom. Just don’t say that it is always recording. That’s what I do!

  • As a parent and future teacher, I’m not opposed to taking away recess if my daughter is misbehaving. We don’t go out and do fun things if she’s acting out, school should be the same.

  • Omg! Love these! I’ve been looking for ideas working as a small group reading teacher. But I think I can use most of these. Thank you

  • Hi. Got I couple of questions as a high school student. We have this very smart yet uncommon teacher who’s teaching methods seem strange. Here’s what he often does:

    1. Is it a good idea to have “micro breaks”? I honestly do not know how it is called in English, however, what I mean is that (at any period of time) there’s this short break, lating for 30 seconds or so, and then the class is continuing again. The teacher who does this once mentioned that it has its reason, but never told us what the reason is. He does it in every class, tho not many people notice.

    2. Is there a reason why a teacher makes random sounds/noises during an exam/test? Not all the time, just sometimes. It almost seems as if he was trying to make us stop concentrating on the given task… Why?

    3. The class starts slowly. Usually, he just tells us some facts he personally considers as interesting, or reapeats the previous class a bit. Only after a given amount of time, he starts with the more difficult stuff, explaining a new topic.

    Here’s something in general:

    1. Isn’t it ineffective to be punishing the whole class even if the teacher knows who the “noisy” one was? That way, the kid being loud will not be as sad or angry ’cause he wasn’t the only one being punished and is not alone. So there’s a bigger chance of him doing it again.

  • Hello,

    I am a teacher in France with children from 9 to 10 years old. I have 5 students who insult, fight and nothing change. The behavioral systems of dojo style do not work. They do not work any more. In addition it makes me tired of always putting points as if I gave a dog some sugars when he did a few things well.
    I want the insults and the fights to stop. I tried the meditation except that the 5 difficult students scream, sing,….

    Do you have any ideas?

  • I found the video helpful, however lying to your students is not good as if you are caught you break trust. You have good ideas. I just think if we want honesty from the kids then we should be honest with them. Thank you for the material that I can use.

  • I appreciate your video content! I liked your candid strategies and how you are keeping it real with us, that was very helpful. Also, I liked that you mention a plenty of excellent classroom management tips. I’m interested in your thoughts, and this video makes me want to become a greater teacher. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  • I really appreciate the comments that you gave. The fact is that women can say things that men can/cannot say. I don’t want to come down as a heavy disciplinarian but the kids know that there is a difference. it’s OK for “mom” to correct me but when “dad” does it, it’s really scary. I love my students. How can I do that realizing that this is a male teacher who wants cooperation? Any advice?

  • May I link to your video for a grant project that I am doing for Texas A&M University, please? If so, how would you prefer it to be cited?

  • Another Nurse Hack that I find really works with my kids is letting them know if they don’t feel well or if their leg hurts or arm hurts then they probably shouldn’t be playing at recess. That normally fixes the problem.

  • I don’t think the secret symbol is going to work with the 6th grader that nonchalantly handed me a cigarette from a pack in his pocket.

  • Thank you so much for for this video!! I really enjoyed it! I have been a public school teacher for eleven years, and I just finished my first feature film about my first three years, how I almost quit, and why I stayed. I made the film because I felt that the way teachers were portrayed on screen was a poor caricature of the challenges and rewards that we actually face. Here’s the YouTube Official Trailer in case you’re interested: My film is available on Amazon Prime (in the US & UK): and on Vimeo (Worldwide): Thank you again for your amazing video!

  • I’m starting as a substitute soon and really enjoyed your ideas. The “Mystery student” idea and “NOISE” idea, because that’s something I can implement as a substitute.

  • For me personally, I would have liked if you had spoken a bit slower during the video.
    Lots of great ideas here! Make sure to give your listeners time to process.:)

  • My wife is a class teacher hear in Uganda but when i gave her this video she used it and received a bonus at work so let me subscribe to you for other videos Thank you

  • Thanks so much for the helpful tips! I will be graduating college this December and can’t wait to use these tips!
    I’m a substitute teacher now and use taking away recess time for bad behavior and getting to watch a gonoodle video for good behavior! Haha

  • Anna, may I please ask when you send a student to the Reflection Station vs. Removing a DiGilio Dollar? Also, may I ask how much a “Lunch With Teacher” usually cost? Thank you beyond words for these ideas.

  • This seems great but do you find students don’t have any intrinsic motivation to do normal expectations like being on task or cleaning their area?

  • This is amazing! I’m starting as a teaching intern in a few weeks, yet one of my worries are about managing class behavior. I struggled lots during my demo teachings before, and these tips of yours help me challenge myself to be a better buddy to my mentees. Thank you so, so much!

  • I like that you have good experiences with your kindergarten. I am a student, and I am studying now to be a teacher, and I love your video and how you explain strategies in the classroom, and I want to use these strategies in my class.

  • Hi! Thank you for the video very helpful!
    Do you give class dojo points every day? If so, students can get a maximum of 9 points in a day. It seems easy to get points and a lot of work for the teacher every day. How do you do it?

  • well… I believe that as humans we need to have constant reminders about what is it that it is expected of us. Why? because we are prone to forget. Especially children. Having rules in the classroom is as crucial as having them implemented. Thus, they can always reference those rules and keep it in the back of their heads. I do agree, however, that together (teacher and students) should create these rules to make them their own. But everyone is different, I guess. If it works for you then go for it:)

  • You’re a sweet pea! Thank you for your tips. I’m a first time teacher for 2nd and 6th graders. I definetely got some great ideas. Thank you!

  • I love this because like you say, it isn’t vague general ideas! I’m just wondering if anyone has tried these on a Y6 class (which in England is 10-11 years old) and if they worked as well as they would with a younger classroom?

  • Biased, rules or not rules! Even at home family has rules. I can not get home after 10pm. I can not trim my toe nails in the living room. The world has rules.

  • Based on what you said in the video, does your school use PBIS? I’m looking to utilize Class Dojo to communicate with parents about their students’ progress, but not sure how.

  • If i were to go back to 3rd grade, I think the biggest prize would be getting driven by a teacher and taken out to eat. Even if it’s like a mcdonalds or whatever.

  • I just found your channel and I love it. My dream is to become and teacher and help children. When I was in 3rd grade I had a very hard time. I would often cry and scream under a table just from being overwhelmed. I loved the fact that I could just go out in the hallway and clam down with my teacher.

  • I’m not a teacher. I’m a photographer and video producer. No idea how I got here, but your passion and energy is inspiring and great. I do work in the schools in my county a lot, and it’s always very refreshing to work with teachers. The love is very contagious. You seem like a really wonderful teacher. Thank you for your service to the young generation and your dedication to spreading the knowledge and tips!

  • Do you do chapter books for high level kids in guiding reading as a “book club” I keep hearing about this and I want to try it for the last grading cycle… any ideas! A guided reading video would be awesome!!!��‍��❤️

  • Love your classroom management philosophies! I really took a lot of that to heart, especially when I hear so many conflicting things that just don’t sit right with me (field instructor told me I needed to be more “stern and assertive,” when it really just made me feel mean). I appreciate your taking the time to share what works for you:)

  • I should have a video on reward coupons in the next couple weeks on my channel. Keep your eye open and you can use any of them you like for your dojo:)

  • Thank you Bridget so much for your advice on behavior management!

    I am in my 3rd week of my credential program working in a Transitional Kindergarten classroom and majority of those students are ELL. Some of the little ones have a difficult time with basic behavioral expectations that my master teacher would have them do. I wonder if having visual cues or more specific instruction would benefit them. I’ll try using your tips and see how far they go!

  • i do class dojo as well! every day the kids start off with five points. if they drop down to 4 points it is just a warning, 3 is silent lunch, 2 note in the agenda, and 1 is a reflection of their behavior sheet. the next day i clear the points and they start fresh with five. when you go to the class report, you can hit view all time and then on the right “view spreadsheet”. here i can see how many points they have banked up. every wednesday i hand out coupons to the students who have earned fifty points. now since the year has progressed, it is every additional fifty they earn. so they may be at 200, 300, 450. but they have to reach that next fifty mark. (i hope that makes sense) then they can choose a coupon: lunch with a friend in a different class, recess with a friend in a different class, switch seats by a friend in class, fluffy friend, hat day, free ipad time…stuff like that! they love it!!

  • I get that you guys don’t want kids wandering the halls but like sometimes 5 minutes just isn’t enough time in the bathroom especially for number 2s. Not everyone’s body is the same, I personally had and still do have bathroom issues. Do students have breaks other than lunch when they wouldn’t need to feel so rushed?

  • After 6 years of experience.. this school year Im facing a very difficult 3grade class regarding behavoir.. my olf strategies are not working.. so I need to find a new way to make my students get as much learning time, because so far we are waisting time dealing bad behavoir:(

  • Hiiii! Omg I needed this so much today! I’m a first time high school science teacher. I’ve taught at university level but the mentality is totally different. I’m currently teaching 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade. I actually started last week and I’m coming into the school mid semester. My students haven’t had the best of luck with previous teachers as they all leave. The one before me was only there 2.5 months. I really want to make a difference in their lives but I totally feel like they are fighting me on it. I don’t expect them to love me right away because that isn’t realistic in any scenario but I do want them to know I’m willing to be there regardless if it’s school or personal. Thanks for these tips. Behavior has been a big thing these past days and I’m frustrated but have faith it’ll get better. I’m going to do my best to incorporate some of these and continue to watch your videos. Again thank you so much! If you have any tips for someone coming in mid semester I’d greatly appreciate it! ��

  • What’s helped me as a teacher (4th grade) is using attention signals. My cooperating teacher taught me several and I was astonished by how effective they are. After transitioning or whenever I need to refocus students, I say, “Show me you’re ready”. Students demonstrate their readiness by sitting up tall and straight with their hands clasped across their desks. They are looking at me and not talking. If they are not ready, I walk over to the board and write their name on the board. I then give the groups that are ready a Class Dojo point for being on task. I also say it in the hallway. Students know to get in their own square and look at me. If I need silence, I say, “Class, give me a minute”. They put their heads on their desks until I say, “Ok, class”. I’ll also say, “Hands on top, everybody stop”, “Check your body”, and more. Overall, what’s effective is sticking to consequences, whether negative or positive. Students write reflections as well, although we’ve been told they should also reflect on positives about their days as well since we’re an IB/PYP school.

  • Awesome advice! I’m a 11th grade student and I’m going to be a future teacher. Some of the things you say are so true to high school students��. Kids do abuse bathroom privileges in my classes. I stay hydrated and I go during passing periods, lunch, before/after school. I got 2 teachers who give 2 passes every 9 weeks. The other two do 4 percent may go during 1 class and you have to leave your cellphone with the teacher. They typically give us 3 minutes to use it and I would be back in 2 minutes normally. How long are your classes? My classes are 1hr and 45 minutes long with 4 classes each semester. Thank you for being understanding! I sometimes have occasions where I need to use a pass or ask but only for emergencies and most of the time I can hold it until breaks!

  • I am majoring in El. Ed, in my junior year and work at an after school, summer program. This is great information for not only my job now with my awesome afterschool kids, but also when I eventually get my own classroom. that you so much.

  • When I has in HS (Fall 2015) my Health Science I teacher gave us two sheets at the beginning of the semester for both nine weeks marking period w/ each sheet containing 3 rest rooms, 1 lazy day-typically for students who didn’t feel well to pay attention and didn’t want to do work b/c they were sick, and 1 miscellaneous and if we use all of your passes you waited to the end of class. And it was back by a “contract” in the syllabus. The reward was if you didn’t use any of the passes you get extra five points per marking period. I didn’t use none and got ten extra points for my final grade. I had an 85 but w/ the ten points my grade went to an A and 95. And know that I’m going into teaching not too far from the future I will implement that policy.