I've used these in third, fourth, and sixth grade and am certain they would work K-8. I’m not a behavior expert by any means, but it seems like no matter how fool proof your behavior system seems, you always have those outliers--the kids that it just doesn’t work for. I use these goal cards with my kiddos that just seem to walk the fence on our current classroom behavior system. The concept behind this is that some students need so much work on their behaviors that focusing on the whole is no longer working. Consistently being nagged or reprimanded all day is a blow to their self-esteem and often results in a “why try” attitude. These goal cards fine tune focus to one or two small behaviors, passes the message of these behaviors to other adults involved, and encourages reflection on behavior throughout the day. Then, when small behavior goals are met, the feeling of success and self-control generally pushes students to
continue to try along with helping to build a positive
relationship between adults and students.
This system also helps teachers identify specifically what the problem behaviors are for certain students. I often start with broader behaviors as goals, and while monitoring that behavior, realize the problem is even more specific. The goals can be fluid to help allow room for adjustments as necessary.
This purchase includes:
-Sample goal card to ease teacher understanding of the system
-A rationale for the system
-2 parent letter choices (one that requires signature)
-Goal card template
-3 chart options for tracking goal success