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Class DOJO Promotes Positive Reinforcement Beyond Smiley and Sad Faces

Public School students' behavior - for better or worse - is often tracked daily using a variety of classroom techniques.  Class DOJO presents an easy way to show class choices visually during the day, as well as reporting weekly trends per student.  The FREE app can be downloaded to ipads, tablets, laptops, and smart phones for an additional convenience which teachers, parents, and administrators can all share for mutual communication.
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Class DOJO Promotes Positive Reinforcement Beyond Smiley and Sad Faces
  • Robyn Dezern says:
    This article is beneficial because it is a new teacher's point-of-view about why she prefers Class DOJO for her management tool, highlighting technology for easy measurement.  She lists the top 10 reasons that she loves Class DOJO, including an 11th bonus pitch for its customization of point categories to match class rules based on the grade level.
  • Robyn Dezern says:
    My links have to include the Class DOJO homepage which advertises, as always, free for teachers in website or downloadable app format.  As the mother of a talkative boy, I loved this tool for measuring academic productivity.  I could see exactly how he performed during the school day on specific tasks, rather than seeing a particular "color-code" only in his homework agenda (i.e. blue = great day).  A teacher with multiple classes will appreciate how Class DOJO can organize information.
  • Robyn Dezern says:
    The resource here is another YouTube link but this one focuses on teacher's easy setup and ease of use.  Class DOJO can contribute to qualities favorable for learning and decreased negativity with minimal distraction while teaching.  It is important for fellow teachers to have a classroom management tool that does not hinder time to teach.  My favorite aspect of this particular link is watching the teacher actually demonstrate facilitation of his older students using Class DOJO with rewards.
  • Robyn Dezern says:
    YouTube has this link to introduce students to their own behavior management system for day-to-day use per grade.  It highlights points for best behavior but also shows the need for reflective improvement using simplistic color coding of red and green only, not a rainbow ladder. (Red is typically associated with "STOP" so boys and girls are alerted to stop that particular action.)  The video presents its Class DOJO information briefly to hold children's attention while also exciting them.
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    App Of The Week Class Dojo

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    Robyn Dezern says:
    Class DOJO works well for teachers to gain information on each individual child with its reporting ability.  This link highlights usefulness of the app option, and it points out the real-time benefits of Class DOJO for parents as well as school management team.  An important aspect of Class DOJO applies to parental involvement because parents have the option to view student updates as they happen during the day.  Children should be encouraged to make "good choices" that their guardians can see.
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    Classroom Behavior? There's an App for That

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    Robyn Dezern says:
    Why should a teacher choose Class DOJO?  I enjoy this insightful article, written by a teacher, who encourages colleagues to use the Class DOJO app in meeting 3 goals in the classroom:  improving behavior, sharing data, and saving time.  It includes an audible noise to differentiate red and green choices, so older students may recognize what data their guardians can see in real-time. Younger students know that parents can view Class DOJO anytime, so teachers may not have threaten a call home.
  • Robyn Dezern says:
    I like this resource because it presents a balanced view about Class DOJO.  The link is useful because it explains both an advantage and a disadvantage of the visual reward system in our classrooms.  For example, those students who face behavioral challenges for any reason may not meet the same productive goals as their peers.  However, by assigning tally points based on specific actions, boys and girls can see what poor choices to change into rewardable actions.
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    App Review: ClassDojo - The Together Teacher

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    Robyn Dezern says:
    As Class DOJO focuses on visuals for reinforced behavior, its hand-picked avatars appeal to grades K-8.  My link here broadens the grade range from elementary to middle school as a user-friendly tool to help teachers maximize time, track key items, and communicate progress. On a personal note, when my son's 2nd grade teacher used Class DOJO in her classroom, I enjoyed being able to see the weekly summary of positive versus negative choices by percentage.
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JR CentenoMiddle School English Language ArtsAugust 03, 2017
Class Dojo is an amazing classroom tool - particularly for middle school students. The competition element of earning points for various positive behaviors that the teacher sets means students are motivated to improve and become better classroom learners.