Class Dojo is my favorite way to manage behavior in the classroom. I love how each student has an avatar, that are simply adorable, colorful and fun! Plus it is a great way to build a positive atmosphere in the classroom.
Let's face it, behavior management is crucial in the classroom, without it no learning happens and students are left feeling like school is a negative environment. In my first year of teaching, this was an area I struggled with and to top it off I was given an extremely challenging class. I wish I had Class Dojo then, I feel like I would have not pulled so many hairs out of my head that year.
The moment I started implementing Class Dojo in my classroom, even some of the most challenging students I had became much easier to deal with (and I kept my hair). The point system that promotes being rewarded for positive behavior is hands down one of the best teacher tools I have ever come across!
So if you are still searching for an effective and easy way to implement a positive behavior management system in the classroom, I highly recommend Class Dojo and it's FREE!
My younger kids loved doing this dance as a break in between lessons. It's short, gets the blood moving and I found it got out some excess energy, which helped them refocus.
I love how this image puts a range of tips and strategies to motivate students in such a colourful and straightforward way. I find it motivates me to want to do better in increasing student motivation in my classroom!
I am going to briefly write about what 21st Century learning means to me and what I think about when designing my lessons and resources. I aim to incorporate the following as much as possible:
Thanks for reading!
A 21st century School Teacher, Mother, and Wife.