If you are a Whole Brain Teacher, this free download is just what you need to get your students headed into a leadership position in your classroom.
Coach B., founder of Whole Brain Teaching, recommends starting with the Diamond Rule: Look at the one who is teaching as your challenging students’ first target. According to him, if your challenging students are following this rule, they are truly covering every inch of their school day all day long!
This particular download contains what Coach B. refers to as a “A Fancy Font Star Cards” set. If you feel that the font is too difficult to read, I will also be uploading another set titled “A Simple Set of Star Cards” set in a more “Plain Jane” font.
Select 5 of your Beloved Rascals, aka, Challenging Kids and give them a Star Card. These Star Cards are intended for your students to self assess their own behavior daily. That's right, NO ADDED PAPER WORK FOR YOU! The students will add a tally mark each time they catch themselves on task and following the targeted goal for that week. If by the end of the day they have given themselves 50 tally marks...just imagine, they have practiced this rule 50 times that day. Do the math by Friday.....250 times! Woahhh!!!! At the end of the week, they will turn in their Star Card to you and if you feel that they have provided a true account for their week, you can reward them with a sticker on their Super Improver Star!!! If a student is absent, they will just draw an x over the star for that day!!
**I told my students that they may add tally marks around the outside of the star if they happen to fill in the inside of the star for that particular day. I hope you find this strategy useful. Hopefully your “Beloved Rascals” will quickly climb the ladder and become a future Student Leader!