In this new series of blog posts, I’ll be sharing lots of simple ideas that I’ve discovered across the web, that you can use in your classroom.
I’ve never been one for over complicated displays. If you’ve downloaded any of our content or been a regular visitor to our Facebook page, you’ll know how excited I get about simple concepts that can transform a classroom and this one is no exception…
With my ‘back to school’ head on (I know that’s a dirty word but sadly, us resource creators have to start planning it in July!), I’ve started thinking about behaviour management displays – which to date are still some of our most popular resources.
I came across this concept today that I really LOVE.
With a bit of thought, I’m sure this idea could be carried through to any topic or theme… If you have a look at the image on the left, you can see an example of a basic behaviour climber. Even without a theme, I can imagine it’s still really effective and nice and easy to put together too.
Download the Rockstar Explanation so that you to see the wording from this resource, in more detail.
Some people also suggested buying a cheap pack of plectrums rather than using clothes pegs, which I thought was a great idea. They’re really inexpensive from Ebay and come in a wealth of designs.
The idea is that everyone starts on green in the middle and either moves up or down depending on behaviour.
I really like the fact that a child can move up as well as down. So many behaviour management resources are built for a child to either stay on green or move down and I think that can be quite negative day in, day out.
With Growth Mindset being a huge focus now, it’s also important to show children that there is always room to grow, so rather than staying on green all the time, what can they do to ‘move on up’?
Have you tried this style of behaviour management in your classroom? I’d love to hear whether or not it worked for you and how you styled it up.