Classroom management is a skill that even the most seasoned teacher addresses daily. Many teachers look for ways to create a positive learning environment for their students.
Today’s post is on classroom tools that help improve student behavior. Class Charts is a FREE online tool that incorporates behavior management with seating charts to track and analyze student behavior over time.
This additional Quick Start video will give you an idea of the set up process. Click on the icon below to view. Be sure to click the back arrow in your browser to return to this post after you view the video.
Adding student names, creating classes, and creating seating charts is easy. You can add students’ names with the quick add tab or upload names with an Excel spreadsheet. To enable Quick Add: select the Students tab, select Add Students, then select Quick Add. Type student names in the pop up box.
The next step is to create your room arrangement. Select the Rooms tab and select Add Room. Here, you will name the room arrangement and specify single or double desk types and the number of rows and columns of desks. Select Create room. It will generate a room arrangement with orange desks. From this screen select the green Create a class button on the right.
Give your class a name and click on students’ names to enroll them in your class. Student names will move from the left column to the right column as you click on the names. Once you have selected the names of the students, you will select the Create class button at the bottom left of the page.
The final step is to move the student names to the desks. Click and drag the student tile to a desk in the room.
The set up of your class is now complete. Now you are able to use behavior tracking for your class. At the start of each class period go to the Classes tab. Select the class name and select the green start button.
The class seating chart will appear with the student icons. To award a positive or negative behavior point select the student icon and select the behavior icon you want to award. A small circle is displayed on the student tile to show a running total of behavior points for the day. At the end of the class select the End class tab. All behavior points will be imported to reports and activity. Behavior reports can be generated by student or class.
Class Charts allows you to customize the positive and negative behaviors tracked. Select the gear-wheel icon at the top right of the screen. Select behaviors and click on the behavior icons to add or remove them from your popup. Icons can be renamed for further customization.
Other tracking programs:
Class Dojo student behavior
Class Badges – (Website discontinued August 2018) student accomplishments or academic mastery
Describe how you currently track student behavior. Tell us how you would use Class Charts in your classroom and name 5 positive behaviors you would track daily.