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Discipline Notes

Most teachers have a discipline system set up where there are rules and consequences. Often, we will reprimand the student and have them "turn their card over" or "change their card color," etc. but then find that we don't have time to follow through with the "consequences." It is very important to be consistent with your discipline plan, whatever it may be. Students will know that you won't be serious, and your plan might ultimately fail. The consequence that is most often neglected is one involving a note home to parents. In order to help maintain your discipline plan, have notes ready (within easy reach) so that you may simply fill them out and send them home with the student. You may want to print these notes on colored paper (brown works well!) and call them by their name, i.e. "brown notes." This seems to be especially effective for younger students.

More Student Management Ideas

Seating Arrangements
Rug Time
Name Sticks
Seating Arrangments
Certificate Ceremony
Plant Water/Animal Feeding Schedule
Weekly Meeting
Discipline Notes
Picture Magnets
Sponge Basket
Student Spotlight Week
Behavior Flowchart
Attention Problems?
Musical Cues
Guest Speaker
Energy Patrol
Earned Privileges
Chair Stacker
Earlybirds
Tea Time
Job Assignments
Provide Variety
Australia
Lifeskills
Volume Control
Fire Drill Prep
Compliment Mailbox
Quick Finishes
It’s What You Wear
Show and Tell Notebook
Picking Partners
Line ’Em Up
Specific Praise
Random Rewards
Board Eraser
Chair Tilters
Peace Maker Place
Choice Cards
Handwashing
Lining Up