A List of Ways to Encourage Good Behavior

These are mostly suited for the younger students but can be adapted for older classes.

  • Classroom Rules
    • Work with students to come up with a set of classroom rules and consequences.
  • Colour Cards
    • Have a pocket chart with all students names on it. Beside each name have a pocket where either a red, yellow, or green card will be display. Red=some sort of consequence decided and explained earlier.
      Green=You’re doing great.
  • Punch Out Card
    • Each child receives a pad of paper. Whenever they are performing well, helping out, etc.., give them a punch with a one hole hole puncher. When students reach a certain number of punches, they can pick from a box of prizes.
  • Class Points
    • Display a tally system of points on the blackboard. Every time students are performing well, give them a point. When the class earns a certain number of points by the end of the week, they get to do a class fun activity at the end of the week.
  • Marble jar
    • If the class is doing well add a marble to the marble jar. When the jar is filled, they get to do a class fun activity. Count the marbles regularly as a regular math activity.
  • Positive Popsicle Sticks
    • Write out positive comments on popsicle sticks like “great helper”, “super effort”, etc., and hand them out accordingly. When each student receive a certain number of popsicle sticks they can get a reward.
  • Good Behavior Chart
    • As a class, come up with a list of good behaviors. At the end of the day, go through each one and ask the class how each was demonstrated in the classroom during the day. Then, as a class thank the student who accomplished it.