Classroom Management Tricks and Tips

The beginning of the school year is the time to teach rules and procedures.  It is also the time to promote positive behavior in the classroom.  Promoting positive behavior in the classroom is an essential part of teaching.  If you are positive and show your students love and compassion, they will respect you in return.


Scratch and Reveal Positive Notes

I like to give positive notes to my students to let them know that I appreciate their kindness and hard work.  These rewards are editable.  I cover the reward with a scratch-off sticker that I got from Amazon.  You can also use acrylic paint and dish soap to cover up the reward.  These Scratch and Reveal Positive Notes are a FREEBIE in my TpT store.  


 KerPlunk

One of my favorite classroom management tricks is KerPlunk.  I was lucky to find this large one on clearance.  I choose a behavior that I want to focus on and make a sign.  I wanted my students to work quietly.  Every time they worked quietly for five to ten minutes, I would have a student take a stick out of the KerPlunk.  Once all the balls go crashing down, we reached our goal and they are rewarded.  I like to give them rewards like an extra recess, movie, or dance party.  


Here is my affiliate link to this game on Amazon.

                                                                 

Secret Walker

Kids like to talk in line.  A great way to solve this problem is to choose a secret walker.  At the beginning of the day, choose a secret walker but don't tell anyone.  Tell the students that you are watching everyone in line.  At the end of the day, you announce the secret walker.  If they were following your expectations, they get a reward.  My friend, Shannon at Life Between Summers, has coupons you can purchase.


Kudos Positive Note Freebie


Give your students a Kudo when you catch them being good!  Students feel good about themselves when you give them a positive note and parents love them too.  You can get these positive notes by clicking here.

The Power to Choose

I love the book "What Should Danny Do?".  There are 8 stories in 1 book.  Students get to choose how Danny's day at school will end.  My students beg me to read it over and over again.  You can't go wrong with this book!  Here is my affiliate link for this book: