No matter what time of year it is, teachers are always thinking about school!
Classroom management and behavior are two top teacher issues.
My FREE punch cards packet is a positive reward system that works! Over the years I've been teaching, I've tried many different classroom management systems and this one is great! I love positive reward systems. so I highly recommend this one.
Just keep in mind that if you begin a reward system or any other type of behavior/classroom management system, it has to be done consistently. If you don't follow through, your students will know. In my opinion, that's why some teachers have difficulty with behavior management techniques. Follow through is extremely important if the system is going to work.
Oh! If you don't want to punch the cards, each time a student reaches a milestone, you can stamp them with your special teacher stamp or you can use decorative punches that can be purchased in craft stores!
Try the cards with a student who doesn't do homework or who has a hard time managing his or her time or materials and you'll definitely see positive changes. The packet has all the instructions needed. These cards have been used with 5th, and 6th grade students.
I did, however, have a 7th grade teacher friend of mine, who just couldn't reach a couple of her students. One, a very bright girl, was totally disorganized and the other student never completed his homework when it was due. She asked if she could try my punch cards. I told her the illustrations would be too "young" for her students. Well, it worked! The students were a bit immature and needed a special pat on the back and TLC. That and the cards were a perfect fit.
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