Do you use Class Dojo and have students who quickly earn a few negatives for minor behaviors every day? Help put a stop to that with this handy form!
As a teacher, when a student in my class earns 3 negatives in the same day, their first consequence is this reflection essay. They are to complete it after earning the 3rd negative and bring it to me when they are done so we can have a constructive discussion about what behaviors they are displaying and why they need to alter their attitude in class and make appropriate changes. This form truly helps to open a discussion and has the student be reflective, responsible, and honest about the choices they are making.
This form typically takes students 5-10 minutes to complete, and I do not accept forms that are answered with one-word answers, chicken scratch/scribbled answers, and/or incomplete answers. For this to be useful, the student needs to show they've taken the time to think and reflect on their behavior and put into words what they need to work on.