*** The following document reflects Whole Brain Teaching methods but can be implemented in any classroom that follows daily rules and procedures.
Welcome to my kindergarten classroom! Over the past two years my school has adopted Whole Brain Teaching methods to monitor and maintain behavior within the classroom. So far, it has been wonderful. Students are extremely responsive to Whole Brain Teaching methods.
Unfortunately, there are times you will run across one or two students who do not seem to be responding well to the class rules and scoreboard. The scoreboard is considered to be a daily game in which we compete as a class to earn more “smilies” than “frownies”. We do so by following our five whole brain rules. If we earn more smilies than frownies, the class participates in a classroom scoreboard reward at the end of the day. For the few outliers that tend to bring down the classroom moral, I have developed an individualized scoreboard.
Individualized scoreboard implementation guidelines:
. 1. Student cannot be a part of the classroom scoreboard until they have proven their ability to follow the classroom rules (judged by their own scoreboard).
2. Student is responsible for making good choices and rewards himself with a small smiley sticker on his scoreboard if directed by the teacher (scoreboard is kept on a clipboard with stickers attached in student’s chair pocket).
3. If a student makes a poor choice, teacher will deliver a frownie on their scoreboard after the student recognizes and states the poor choice that he/she has made (state what rule was broken and how we can earn a smiley instead).
4. Scoreboard must be sent home each night and signed by a parent/guardian.