Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Conduct Form

How do we all keep track of the little behaviors ALL DAY LONG?

It's next to impossible.

Over the many, many years that I have been teaching, I've tried several methods of keeping track of classroom behaviors.

It's a necessary part of the job, unfortunately.

I use a system of 20s for the day.  So, within a given week (usually 5 days) the total should, hopefully, add up to a 100. 

Parents seem to like numbers because they can relate to them.  Grades. Right?  But, I don't treat this as a grade, just a way to show if classroom rules are being followed.

Each time a class rule is broken {after going through months of warnings at the beginning of the year, you know how that works and I won't bore you with that}, the student gets put "on the board".  Yikes.  That sounds more harsh than it really is in reality.

The board is simply a clipboard that I use with a conduct form attached.  I've changed this form a million times over the years, too.  I sometimes change it within a school year to work with the dynamics of the classroom.

I put a list of codes at the bottom of the form. {I'm pretty sure that this was not completely my idea, but it's been like FOREVER since I've started doing this...so I need to give some street-cred to all of the teachers I've worked with...so holla if it was you and I'll give you complete credit.}

Here's the form.  Nothing fancy.  But, it works.


I've put it on TPT and TN for you to until I can take the time to figure out Google Docs for my freebies.

Does anyone know a great tutorial for this?

The document is in word form so that you can add and delete as needed.  Also, you will want to put your students' names on your form, of course :) {Duh}

Happy Wednesday! I'm had to take a 1/2 day for dentist appointments. My girl wasn't happy because it cut into her lunch time {ie, social hour}.

On a side note, I'm the featured guest blogger over at Misty's blog:


I hope you will head on over there to check out her blog.  She's so amazing.  I really love how personal she is and how forthcoming she has been with her own struggles with her boys' learning.  Her honesty and openness always keeps me going back to read more.
{PS. Does this disqualify me for the 5-star blogger award?  I hope not :)}

5 comments :

  1. Always good to have something for tracking! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. My student teaching mentor did something like this and it worked so well for her! I really haven't tracked the specific behaviors as much as I probably should. I might have to try out your form and see how it works for me!

    Thanks for sharing what works for you! :)

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  3. Can you explain the system of 20s?

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  5. I made up a form in Excel that tracks behaviors for a week. Along the left column are the students' names. Then there are columns for Monday-Friday. In each of the cells for the days of the week, I have a line of letters T A S K P R D, each of which stands for an expectation [T-Talking, A-Attending, S-Seated, K-Keeping to Self, P-Prepared, R-Respectful, D-Directions]. If there is an infraction of the expectation, I circle the letter. I mark a slash for a second infraction, and cross the slash for a third infraction of the same expectation. If there is a fourth infraction, I color in the circle. I keep all of the sheets on a clipboard each marking period.
    I am able to mark the chart very quickly, and I can see at a glance which students are having difficulty with behavior and whether a particular area needs attention. These documents are very handy for conferring with students and parents.

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