While teaching three different 20+ student classes with four different preps, I was having a difficult time keeping a record of how students were behaving during my classes. (Truthfully, a difficult time keeping track of anything…) Enter in the behavior sheet.
I made a list of my students for each class and came up with behaviors that I wanted to monitor (following directions, being respectful, etc.). Using an abbreviation key, I was able to make quick notes about students while class was in session with hardly any disruption. I also found this was very beneficial during parent-teacher conferences. It was always a challenge for me during conferences to reference specific behavior – good and bad. This form gave me something to look back on, so I could bring up the positive behaviors happening in the classroom as well the behaviors that needed to improve. This download includes quarterly forms (Aug-Oct, Oct-Dec, Jan-March, March-May) with the color-coded behavior abbreviation list that I used. The form can be filled in and adjusted to include your students and your own list.