Instead of focusing on what students are doing wrong by handing out consequences, let's simply hold them accountable for their actions. Okay, you got me it's the same thing but by changing the wording we are also changing the implications for student moral. In my classroom we work very hard on keeping both ourselves and each other accountable for both our work and our actions, so by laying out a simple, clear, concise "consequence" system in terms of accountability we are focusing on improvement rather than focusing on our mistakes.
This poster is particularly valuable because it relays to students both what they are expected to do and what will be happening on my end, no surprises!
- Accountability System in Color
- Accountability System in Black and White