Classroom Behavior Tips & Strategies

Classroom management is a very essential part of having a successful classroom. If your classroom is well managed the students will easily transition from one subject to the next, pay attention when needed, as well as have very few behavior problems. The less time you spend on classroom management the more time there is for instruction. Here are a few techniques used by licensed teachers that can help your classroom be successfully managed.

Rewards & Consequences
A successful classroom management system often includes positive reinforcement as well as consequences. Students are rewarded for showing positive behaviors. When students show negative behaviors or break classroom rules they receive a consequence such as taking away a privilege. There are many different techniques you can use to have successful classroom management.


You Will Need Supply Posters

Print, cut, and laminate to reuse these great Supply Posters to post what students will need for projects or assignments.  Hang with a magnetic clip for easy exchanges.  These can be used with all levels. 

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ABC Conflict Resolution

Grade Level: K-1st Prior Knowledge: The Alphabet ABC Conflict Resolution Lesson Plan PDF Concept:  ABCD Method of Conflict Resolution Instructional Objectives: to recognize the ABCD model of conflict resolution and use it to solve conflicts in simulated circumstances.

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Classroom Jobs Chart

Here is a classroom jobs chart you can use to manage your students and who does what job.  Laminate and put clothespins with the students name.  Add velcro to attach names.  Laminate a write names

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Behavior Documentation

Here is a chart that you can use to record tallies to see if a student is showing behaviors during a specific time of day. Behavior Documentation DOCX

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List of Rewards & Consequences

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Earn A Reward

Students are assigned jobs around the classroom. They receive fake money everyday that their job is done well. ($.50) For example, once they save up enough money they can buy things from the classroom store

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Stickers

This often works better for younger students. Each student receives a sticker chart. Students can have stickers taken away for misbehaving or earn extra stickers for making good choices. When student fills sticker chart they

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Tickets

Students will receive tickets for misbehaving. Start new every week. 1 Ticket- Warning 2 Tickets- Consequence 3-Tickets- Call Home 4- Tickets- Principal’s Office

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Sticks

At the beginning of the week give each student 3-6 sticks depending on the level. (Less for older students) If the students misbehaves or is not prepared a stick is taken away. If the students

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Three Strikes Your Out

If a student misbehaves write or have them write their name on the board. If it happens twice have them put a check after it. If it happens a third time and there is a

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Stop Light

Make a stop light out of wood. Write each students name on a closepin. The students start everyday on green. If they break a rule once they move to yellow as a warning. If they

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Lights

Shut off the lights. It doesn’t make any noise and is sure the get the students attention and quiet the room.

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1-2-3 Eyes on Me

Teachers says, “1-2-3 Eyes on Me” to get students attention. This can be modified for elementary students by doing the following. Teacher says, “1-2-3 Eyes on Me” Students respond, “1-2 Eyes on You”

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Bell Or Chimes

Use a bell or chimes to make a sound to get the students attention. This can be a great tool. It can be used as a signal for the students to do something as well.

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Give Me Five – K-6

Teacher puts his or her hand in the air. When students see this they are to put their hand in the air just like the teacher. Having your hand in the air means that. 1.

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Signals

Signals are one way to get students’ attention. Signals can be silent, verbal, visual, or musical. It is important to have some type of signal that everyone knows means stop, look, and listen.

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Homework Pass

Here is a homework pass that can be used with grades 3 and up. Cut them out and pass them out to students as a reward. I usually have them staple it to the homework

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Reporter Form

Sick of hearing your students tattling?  This reporter form can save your time and solve problems for you.  It will help your students feel heard and help them determine if their issue can be solved

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Editable Gradebook or Checklist

Use this template for a class checklist to help keep organized.  Keep one sheet for each subject or a sheet per week.  Here is a template for your grades to be kept or it can

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Calming Techniques for Students

Here is a list of calming techniques that can be used with students who struggle with regaining emotional control or just need a break to calm down.  This works great with students who show emotional

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