As many teachers know, keeping parents involved in all the workings of the classroom really shows students not only that you care to show their parents how well they are doing, but also that they will be held accountable when they aren't doing well. Class Dojo makes communicating with parents very easy! Using a messenger system will keep your phone number private but allow quick messages to be sent back and forth with parents.
There are many features to ClassDojo besides individualized rewards and parent communication. This teacher discusses how to use the Class Dojo Groups feature! I love that the author has a periscope at the end of the article to give us a visual on how to use it alongside her article.
What a great resource-filled article! The author analyzes debates between teachers in the use of ClassDojo for extrinsic rewards versus building upon their intrinsic motivation. One teacher found a gray area to use ClassDojo for both! I loved the scholarly article about intrinsic and extrinsic motivation!
Middle school students have a reputation for being quite the challenge to motivate and keep on task. Luckily, ClassDojo has shown to be a stellar tool for some of these unique challenges that middle school brings. Here is a practical guide from a middle school teacher on how to use ClassDojo to encourage positive behaviors amongst middle school kids. I especially love the direct and useful examples she gives throughout!
The writer, Miss Meg of the blog "A New Box of Crayons", demonstrates not only how to get started using ClassDojo, but also how she implements it in her classroom. The visual aides in this video make it easy to see how students, parents, and teachers can use this classroom management tool.
Using a behavior modification system in your classroom (whether with technology such as Class Dojo, or in the form of actual tokens) can increase desirable behavior and strengthen the classroom environment in a positive way when used correctly. This article highlights the whys and hows of implementing a token reward system properly.