Behavior Expectations, Rules, and Discipline Plan-
In every area of teaching, I have found that if you set the bar high and have great
expectations for your students, they will reach their own greatest potential. My expectation of the students’ behavior is no exception. I expect the best possible behavior from each student.
I expect to be treated respectfully from the students and will return this respect to them. I have set forth a plan to manage the classroom in a way that I believe will help the
students reach this goal. Developing a good classroom management and discipline program in my class is very important to me because I know that effective learning cannot take place without it!
First of all, I believe in preventing negative behavior as much as possible. I do this in the
- I introduce the rules first thing on the first day of school. We review the rules regularly, as needed.
- I have simple routines and procedures in place for different daily activities so that the student always understands what I am expecting them to do. We learn these procedures
the first week of school and practice them. Students thrive on routines and knowing what you want them to do. They learn the routines in no time!
- Not only do I set high expectations for the students’ behavior, but I give reasons for the
rules that I give them.
- I try to promote respect between the students and I, and among the students by setting aside time the first few days for us to get to know each other. I make it clear that I
do not tolerate teasing or name-calling of any kind. I have found that if you allow this to go on in your classroom, the students will have little or no respect for each other, which will translate into discipline problems. Students who are regularly teased typically do poorly in school because they do not enjoy being here.
- Last, but not least, there is always something for the student to do. If they finish a task or assignment early, there will always be something else for them to work on.
1. Be Kind
2. Be Productive
3. Be Quiet
4. Be Safe
We will spend a lot of time the first few weeks discussing what these mean.
I am looking for “Toad”ally Awesome Behavior!!
If a classroom/school rule is broken, the following will
-I will usually first give a reminder or warning about the rule (unless it is
being broken day after day).
- If another rule is broken, the student will receive a behavior "mark". The student will lose 5 minutes of recess or free time. I will make a
note of it on the KidMail sheet by circling the straight face and checking off
the rule broken.
- If the student breaks another rule in the same day, the student will receive a second mark. He or she will lose 10 minutes of recess.
I will make a note of it on the KidMail sheet by circling the frown face
and checking off the rule(s) broken.
-If in the same day, another rule is broken, this may result in a phone call home, silent lunch, entire loss of recess/free time, or a trip to the principal’s office.
-Problems that occur day after day will also result in a note or phone call to the parents and a conference may be called to resolve the problem. This rarely occurs.
(NOTE- Students will also lose recess if they do not return homework until the homework
has been completed and turned in.)
Rewards- I use a reward system called Classroom Dojo.
This is an online program that I can display on the ActivBoard. Each child will be assigned a character or ‘dojo’ with their name. Daily points will be given to students who have not moved their clip at the end of the day. I also give out random dojo points or treats during the day to students who are “caught being good”(on task, helping others, working extra hard, etc.), regardless of if they have moved their clip or not. For every 30 Dojo points received, the student will be allowed to choose a prize or privilege as a reward.
I rarely take away Dojo points except in cases where the student has been repeatedly reminded of a particular behavior or when the regular consequences are not working.