Behavior management is the most important key when trying to teach children (whether at home or at school). Just like adults, children need to know what is expected, what options they have and most importantly…any areas they need to improve.
These 3 charts are my biggest life savers! (Don’t you love the play on words?)
These charts can work in the classroom for teachers or even helpful with parents teaching responsibility at home.
MUST do! (As you see I use often)
Here you can explain the expectation for the day.
-read chapter 3 -finish homework
-workbook page 5 -clean dishes
May do! (Options if the must do task are complete)
-I-pad time -television
-Read quietly -talk on the phone
Catch up (if things were not completed from the previous must do assignment)
-Yesterday’s test -yesterday’s laundry
-reading log -yesterday’s dishes
If parents and teachers are consistent and responsible with utilizing everyday, it will become a lifesaver with repeating expectations and helpful with a visual of holding accountability.