With over 30 years of elementary, middle school, high school classroom teaching and site administration, I discovered that one size does not fit all. Not news to experienced teachers! Most students do well with the regular classroom rules and behavior management strategies. However, there is always that one or two or three special students who need something more.
My approach and my Daily Note Behavior Contract is non-confrontational, supportive, firm, consistent and includes the parents as well as student participation.
The 3 Bee's: Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible is a widely used model for classroom and school-wide behavior management. I've added Be Collaborative and Be Productive to that formula.
The Contract Includes:
Daily Note Contracts sheet in English
Daily Note Contracts sheet in Spanish
Teacher Instructions (Rationale, Implementation)
Parent Letter in English (editable)
Parent Letter in Spanish (editable)
The concept that inappropriate behaviors are, really, bad habits that all human beings have learned and have become automatic reactions allows teachers and students to focus on remedies rather than blame. These bad habits can be unlearned if they are identified, owned and addressed with consistency both at school and at home.
This approach worked for me, I hope it works for you! My respect to all of you wonderful, caring, exceptional teachers!
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Bilingual Daily Note Behavior Contract Copyright 2017 by Candelaria León