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