As a first year art teacher in urban ed, I found myself lost for successful classroom management techniques with the time frame provided. Behavior tickets started small while I noticed the problems I was having in my K5 classes with students crawling on the floor and hiding under the tables due to previous traumas. I created a range of tickets from these experiences and now the entire campus (K4-3) are working so hard to get their "green" tickets! I've also made it into a campus-wide competition to get the highest amount of points.
Our school uses the PBIS color scales with personal clips in every classroom.
Positive tickets (I printed on green paper) are those that have students clips moving up.
Warning tickets (I printed on yellow paper) are those that have 1 ticket as a warning and any yellow following result in clip being moved down.
Negative tickets (I printed on red paper) are those that have students clips move down.
I created pockets for each category of tickets matching the color of the tickets and placed in the front of the classroom. When students are cued for behavior, they are encouraged to go receive their own tickets from the pockets.
For the campus-wide competition, I have tickets count towards their classes. If their class wins 3 weeks of having the highest points, their class receives a extra fun art class that does not follow curriculum.
As previously stated, it may only be my first year but I feel that this system has made dramatic improvements in the art classroom and encourages routines.
The file is editable so you may change it as you see fits for your students and classroom(s)!