This year I am trying something new. For many years I have been using a behavior chart to manage behaviors. It has been very functional. However, I was reading Matt Gomez's blog post about his one class rule.
He listed a couple posts "Too high a price: why I don't do behavior charts" and "Behavior Management: not systems but relationships" that were both written by his good friend Miss Night. The two posts resonated with me on how much emphasis is put on building relationships.
I have retired the behavior chart and will be focusing on my students being brave. Both Miss Night and Matt Gomez have greatly influenced me to be brave as I go down an unfamiliar path with classroom management. Below is one of my bulletin boards that will help not only my students but me as well to Be Brave!!
What are your thoughts? Do you manage your students in a "stop light chart" free classroom? Any suggestions?