Setting behavioral expectations and procedures are the backbone for classroom management. It is an essential element to creating a learning environment where all students can learn. Seasoned teachers and newbies often look for ways to reinforce positive behavior so that their students replicate it on a daily basis.
We have highlighted ClassDojo in the past, but feel it continues to be a beneficial tool for teachers of all levels. The following three videos highlight how ClassDojo is used to support PBIS, elementary, and high schools.
How to Get Started
ClassDojo allows you to:
- Award points for specific behaviors in real time
- Communicate student behavior progress with parents and students
- See full classroom engagement in minutes
- Get hassle-free behavior reports
- Let students track their own progress
- Send reports to parents with one click
- Track points with any Android or iOS device
To sign up for free, go to: www.classdojo.com
This video shows you how to set up ClassDojo.
Why it Matters (Teaching Rubric)
ClassDojo is aligned with the essential teacher competency of Domain 3: Learning Environment 3.2 Managing Student Behavior d) Teacher regularly uses positive behavior strategies including classroom interventions (i.e. immediate specific praise, acknowledgement, contingent activities, and appropriate consequences) to increase and maintain appropriate student behavior.
There are some excellent classroom management ideas on Pinterest.
- Behavior/Classroom Management (225 pins)
- Classroom Management (440 pins)
- Behavior Management (187 pins)
Today’s challenge is to watch the three short videos that highlight how the teachers are using ClassDojo and reflect on how you could use this class management system in your content area. In the comments below share your reflections and tell how you currently promote positive behavior.
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