This isn't your typical clip chart. One valuable lesson I've learned in teaching is that students will take as many verbal warnings as you will give them. I love the idea of giving students the chance to move back up after they have to move their clip down, but I think the typical 7 tiered clip chart is a little excessive. My clip chart includes 4 levels.
1. I Made Super Choices!- This is a level students can get to by making super choices- being responsible, helping a classmate, etc.
2. Ready to Learn- Every student will start here everyday.
3. Use our shields to shield off bad choices- This is essentially their verbal warning. No consequences are associated with this move except for the move itself.
4. Teacher's choice- Students can lose recess, game time, etc. If the behavior is bad enough or habitual, parent contact can be made at this point.