Classroom Management: Observation and management of student behavior is important in your classroom. Behaviors could display many things, may be positive or negative: interest, engagement, boredom, excitement, health issues, learning abilities, learning needs, performance anxiety or stress.
I have used behavior notes for about 10 years and they have helped me document observations, communicate to parents and as an art teacher have accountability with classroom teachers. I mark Note Home in my gradebook so I have a record of these. Of course, I call home, talk to parents and send official district progress reports as needed. The note is just a heads up of current behavior it doe not mean that the student will display wrong behavior...it is just a note. About 70% of the time the same student does not receive a second note. It works