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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.

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