A collection of behaviour strategies I haveseen in teaching practice.
Have a Class list displayed with space next tothe names. Every time a child displays a positive learningbehaviour you award them a sticker whichthey place on the chart at break/lunch time. The person with the most stickers at the endof the week wins a prise from the ‘Prise Box’ It is important to be consistent and rewardevery positive behaviour you see. This is a form of extrinsic motivation.
Every child’s name is displayed on a boardalong with the traffic lights. They all start ongreen each day. If a child displays a negative behaviour therename is moved to amber as a warning. If they persist in the behaviour they move tored and are given a negative consequence.(this also works with red and yellow cardslinking to football).
Setting time targets for activities such aschanging for PE and tidying up can motivatechildren and reduce teaching time wasted. Time can gradually reduce and children willhave challenges such as ‘can we tidy up inunder 5minutes? 3minutes?’http://www.merchandisemania.co.uk/productimages/fullsize/1108907/Personalised-Printed-Cesena-Countdown-Timer.jpghttp://www.online-stopwatch.com/eggtimer-countdown/
Every child creates a passport to the playgroundwhich stays on their desk. If they display negative behaviours you take awaytheir passport. Then at playtime only those with a passport cango. If yours was taken away you stay to discuss thereasons why it was removes and how we canavoid it in future. By discussing it at playtime you avoid disruptingthe lesson at the time the behaviour occurred,avoiding confrontation.