Technology allows teachers to change their instruction to increase engagement and now technology is also allowing us to change our management system in a very similar way by increasing motivation.
In the past I used a card system for my behavior management. Students started their day on "green" and if they had a problem they would move their card to "yellow." If the problem persisted they would then move their card to "red." As the year has progressed I saw that many of my students were no longer effected by the colored card system so I changed what I was doing.
I heard about Class Dojo and was immediately intrigued. Signing-up was quick and easy so I got started right away!
|Class Dojo gives each student an avatar that they can later redesign.|
|I can award students with points when they do something positive.|
|I can also take off points if a child is struggling.|
|Graphs are easy to read and give great data.|
Class Dojo has been a fun addition to our classroom and to be honest I do not know who enjoys it more...my students or me!
If you haven't already checked out Class Dojo I highly suggest giving it a try. In our school, many grade levels have tried Class Dojo from kindergarten to fifth grade-I have heard lots of positive feedback from all grade levels that have tried it.
To read more specifics about how I use Class Dojo in my classroom as well as how I have gotten parents more involved with their children's behavior in school please click here!
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