Classroom Management: Keeping Track of Consequences

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When working in a classroom it is important to keep track of student consequences.  This will ensure that you won’t be caught off guard when having conversations with parents and other faculty members about a student’s conduct in class.

A simple clipboard with the class roster is the best way to begin.  A teachers’ handwritten note about the day’s mishaps makes a better impression.

It is a good idea to follow one month at a time and then store the data. Keeping a sheet of paper under the roster sheet to comment about what rules were broken, repeated or any other awful misconduct.

Using this method will help you to communicate better with parents and administration if necessary. This will make sure that everyone is on the same page about what is happening in your classroom.

When you conference with parents, you can show them your documentation to convey matters of concern.  Being able to point to your notes facilitates parents’ faith and trust in you and steers clear of any disagreement or disbelief. For more information on how to effectively keep track of student behavior and related consequences read the original article from Smart Classroom Management here:
A Simple Way To Keep Track Of Consequences