Let's face it: dealing with behavior problems in the classroom stinks. If Johnny "forgets" his homework or shouts out an answer one more time, you're going to pull your hair out.
There are numerous charts and logs that you can use with your students to help monitor behavior, but unless WE are working alongside our students on their behavior plans, they can be a complete flop.
This packet includes a practical guide of how to use and implement a behavior plan in your classroom, and how to track data for RtI purposes. As a school counselor, I see many behavior plans succeed, and many fail. Students can and should make behavioral progress once they are on a behavior plan. Very few students won't be able to make progress, so if our behavior plan doesn't seem to be working, most often it is because of something we did (or have failed to do). The guide portion of this document helps troubleshoot common mistakes that teachers make when creating and implementing behavior plans so that teachers and students do not waste valuable time on ineffective or improperly written plans.
The packet also includes multiple formats of one basic type of a daily behavior chart. Students earn sad, neutral, or smiley faces at intervals throughout the day based on their success with one or two particular behaviors. The chart is appropriate for students in grades K-5. For students who are older, the smileys may be too juvenile. You can easily find middle school appropriate charts, or make your own, but regardless of the grade you teach, the guidelines for creating and maintaining a great behavior plan remain the same.
So, let's get those problem behaviors under control by setting up our behavior plans the right way, and setting up our students for success! Setting up a great behavior plan takes a little time, maintaining a great behavior plan takes a little more...but our students--and our hair--will both benefit when we get it right!