In order for children to become self-directed individuals, they sometimes need prompts to be reminded of the best choices in any given situation.
I will give them the feedback they need to help them see progress toward the goal
of being able to manage their own behavior without needing adult intervention.
Below is a list of words naming behaviors that should be student choices:
Independent: Keep focused on the work at hand.
Respectful: Use words and actions that support others.
Attentive: Give good eye contact to speakers and allow others to focus on the presentation.
Cooperative: Follow hallway, bathroom, and small group guidelines which help other students stay on task.
Participate: Raise your hand, and make appropriate comments during class discussions.
Follow directions: Know and use procedures for getting work done.
Take pride in work: Keep papers, folders, and books looking like they are of value to you.
Each day students who did well with all behaviors can draw a red star in their agenda. They will also receive a punch in their Behavior Card. These cards can be turned in for classroom prizes. If I feel a student needs support in an area, I will note that in their agenda.