Why are some students successful and some aren't? Angela Duckworth seems to have stumbled onto an answer, but how does that help us in the classroom? How do we take what we know about successful people and turn that into successful students in the classroom?
Although a seemingly overwhelming task, I set out to use what Duckworth and her colleagues have discovered along with what we know about children, like higher autonomy means higher engagement, and student choice improves engagement and output, to create a behavior management plan that could be put to use in every grade school-wide. With everyone on the same page there should be no more confusion or cop-outs for students, parents, teachers or administrators.
The best thing about this system is that there are built-in ways to communicate within the school, with parents and other teachers.
I put this to work in my classroom and saw a huge decrease in negative behaviors across the board. This next year we will also be using it school-wide. Because it is easy to understand, we also had parental support when bigger behavior issues did come up. They had been kept informed through the entire process and knew what was happening and why.
I'll show you step by step how we implemented this system and the resources I created to make things easy to use and easy to track.
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