Why should I do it?
- Provides students with more one on one help, support, and intervention
- Holds students accountable
- Provides structure, routine, consistency, and organization
- Promotes self responsibility
- Improves students’ grades and accountability
- Improves student buy-in
- Increases student motivation and effort
- Improves school/home communication
When should I do it?
- When students exhibit persistent behavior problems
- When students are very unorganized
- When students consistently fail to compete daily class/school requirements (work, behavior expectations, peer interactions, lunch, etc)
- When students exhibit persistent emotional difficulties, like frustration, anxiety, tantrums, etc.
- When students are defiant and oppositional
How do I do it?
- Utilize a daily behavior form, chart, or report card
- Decide on the main problem behaviors and put these on the chart
- Explain the procedure with the student
- Rate the student for each period, hour, etc in the areas you decide to put on the form or chart
- Send a copy of the chart or form home for the parent to sign and review with the student, either daily or weekly
- Depending on the form you use, you may give the student a new form each day or the form may have space to rate the student for the week or month, etc.
- Review the student’s daily behavior and marks with them in a productive manner, discussing how they felt they did, why, and what to change or do differently the next day, etc.