This is a super simple tally form! It's a great resource for observing a student to assess their behavior - recommended for 30 to 60 minute observations. The form is set up using my own "seesaw method" so that classroom teachers, counselors, behavior specialists or administrators can easily tally the side of the descriptor that the student leans more heavily toward. Once completed, the side with the higher number of tallies points to needed areas of intervention. Record tally marks at roughly 5-min intervals and a pattern will tend to develop. If split down the middle, one side (left) represents behaviors to help the student reduce and the other side (right) represents behaviors to encourage or reward. Four key categories have been selected to observe: Self-regulation, Mood, On Task and Safety. But there is a fifth section for a custom category.