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Behavior Management Tips: Agendas, Bartering, and  More


Good behavior can be very rewarding. Use these tips to keep students an task and promote a happy learning environment in the classroom.

Following an Agenda

When you begin a lesson, post an agenda for that class. Include the lesson that will be taught and the student goals and expectations for the lesson. This focuses students on the lesson and places the responsibility for meeting the expectations with the students.


What's Behind the Paper?

Encourage good group behavior by hanging a poster of any size on a classroom wall. Cover the poster with blank sticky notes so the picture is completely hidden. Whenever the entire group exhibits good behavior, take a note off of the poster. When the group exhibits poor behavior, put a sticky note back on the poster!. When the poster is completely uncovered, have a classroom party.


Good Behavior, a Rewarding Business!

Want More?

Looking for more information about rewards? Read the Education World Rewards Strategy article.

Do you have a behavior management tip to share? Send it to [email protected].

Barter Day is a motivating activity to improve student behavior. During each semester, students earn stamps for good behavior and good grades. (Different grades earn different numbers of stamps.) When they have accumulated 25 stamps, students trade them in for a "mini-buck." At the end of the semester, students bring in small snacks, toys, and so on to sell to the other students. They use their earned mini-bucks to buy those items from the other students.

Article by Linda Starr
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