Tracking Student Behavior and Consequences

Classroom Management: Keeping Track of Consequences
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Tracking Student Behavior and 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.

It is a good idea to follow one month at a time and store the data. When the month is out, clip the form and accompanying notes together and place them in a file for safe keeping. Begin a new set on the first day of each month.

Do you think it’s important to keep track of student behavior and consequences?  How are you implementing this?

A simple clipboard with the class roster is the best way to begin.  Seeing  a teachers’ handwritten note about the day’s mishaps makes a better impression then seeing it typed up on a report.  Keeping a sheet of paper under the roster sheet to comment about what rules were broken, repeated or any other 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,  they can be shown documentation to convey matters you are finding to be of concern.  Being able to point to your notes facilitates parents’ faith and trust in you and help to avoid to any kinds of 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

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