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Billion Dollar Behavior: Class Dojo + A Class Economy

My first year teaching, I tried every type of behavior plan under the sun. I work with a tough group of kids in a poverty level school where behavior is a constant struggle. It took me two years, lots of frustration, and plenty of trial and error to get my behavior plan ironed out, but now, it works like a well-oiled machine. I use a combination of ideas from the resources below and have really come to understand that there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to a behavior management system.
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Billion Dollar Behavior: Class Dojo + A Class Economy
  • Margot Carmichael says:
    New to the Class Dojo movement? Look no further! Edutopia gives a great overview of how Class Dojo can help improve your class behavior plan.
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    Margot Carmichael says:
    In my class, each child’s Dojo is like their wallet. Each week, however many points they have earned, I pay them out in ‘cash’ and then their ‘bank account’ goes back to zero. Sometimes they have to pay me based on how their week went. This ties into my classroom economy and may not work for you, but no matter how you incorporate Class Dojo into your room, the results are sure to be magnificent!!
  • Margot Carmichael says:
    Although I did not come across this resource until after I’d implemented my classroom economy, I think it would be a great way to test the waters with your students!! Rather than investing tons of time and energy into constructing the perfect classroom economy plan without being certain how receptive your students will be to it, this unit plan offers an alternative to try out the method first!!
  • Margot Carmichael says:
    I found the printable that she offers to be useful in constructing my own items such as money and behavior slips. Again, not a one size fits all type thing, but this was another spot that I picked up some useful ideas.
  • Margot Carmichael says:
    As I was brainstorming my classroom economy I came across this blog. This is what pushed my ideas into fruition. I liked Class Dojo because the sounds were so effective, but I wanted more.
  • Margot Carmichael says:
    This site offers every single detail to get going with a classroom economy for all grades k-12. There are videos, every printable you could need, and tons of resources. I need a more personalized plan for me room, but this site is what got the ball rolling.
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BloomBoard Asks:How have you applied ideas from this collection to your classroom?
sandra greeneLower ElementaryMarch 04, 2018
I have applied the concept of reward for good behavior to be effective because it helps students to want to earn points and rewards to have acceptable behavior and then in turn curb the behavior. I would implement the money system where they would earn mega bucks to purchase things from the treasure box store.