Build Classroom Community and Accountability Today! It is my experience that students who have ownership in the classroom will participate more, have less behavior problems, and make more academic growth. To have ownership, students must be accountable to not only themselves but the classroom community.
We use the acronym STAR to focus on successful school and work habits (to use a trendy term - soft skills!)
These 4 areas are also handy for discussing when the community starts to fall apart or is doing really well.
I have included posters with teaching and maintenance strategies, classroom norms, a reflection sheet (to plan how to rejoin the community), individual goal cards (for students who need a visual reminder), and homework passes (for rewards to superior community members or for students who reflected and made choices to improve.)
This unit includes behavior RTI resources. I also have a STAR only superhero version. Please visit Sarah's Teaching Points store to rate me and see more great products!