Innovative
Classroom

Student Management

Lifeskills

At the start of the year ask students to come up with important skills that need to be used both in and outside of school. These skills would include such things as honesty, flexibility, friendship, etc. Click here to download a list of all of the Lifeskills with definitions. Share this list with your class after they have had a chance to suggest their own. Write all of the skills you think to be important on a large sheet of butcher paper. Create a "contract" with your class that states that you will all try your hardest to practice these skills all year long. You and your students should sign it and it should be posted in the room as a constant reminder to everyone. Award students who use these skills - you may even want to dedicate a bulletin board on which to post awards along with descriptions of how the skills were demonstrated.

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