If you haven't heard of Michael Linsin or read his blog, Smart Classroom Management
, check it out right away! This plan has saved me so much time and headache in preparing classroom rules that actually work. Students come up to sincerely apologize when they break a rule and disciplining never turns into a fight. The goal of this plan is to protect learning and ensure all students enjoy school.
After reading his book, I created printable rules and consequences and tracking sheets to implement this style in my own classroom. The tracking sheets are not necessary but can be helpful when starting out. I also like to see if specific students consistently struggle with a single rule. In addition, record dates you send letters home to parents regarding behavior and note when they come back signed.
Printable Rules & Consequences Posters
2 Behavior Tracking Sheets
Letter Home (Print a stack of these and keep in your room. Simply fill in the student's name, date, and mark the rules he/she broke).
Printable Labels for Letters (I fold the letters in thirds and stick a label on them that says "To the parents of:" The letters are meant to be white and boring so they maintain the serious tone of this plan).
Parent Note Outlining Plan (Send this home at "Back to School Night" to inform parents of your expectations).
*This purchase is a zipped file. If you choose, you can type students' names in the Excel document (check the tabs at the bottom to toggle between the 2 sheets) and edit the letters using Word. The rules & consequence pages are PDF. Please let me know if you need any customizations.