When you hear the term 'classroom management', what kind of images does it conjure in your mind's eye? Is it an environment of curious initiative, confidence and self discipline? Or is it a quiet and rigid classroom where students and subdued by fear and intimidation? Yikes! Many teachers may think that classroom management is a Utopian endeavor (I used to be one of them) but I can tell you that you just have to find a system that works for you - your personality and your students.
Here are free classroom management behavior clip charts that are 'kid tested and teacher approved'. I cannot stress enough, the importance of classroom management. To make this even better for your students, you can add up to five little stickers on each clothes pin before it can be moved up to the net level. Or you can first let each child personalize his/her clothes pin with washi tape, markers or nail polish and glitter.
What is your favorite classroom management strategy? Feel free to share in a comment below!