Chuck the Chart
Chuck the Chart is a series of posts (still in progress as of today, July 14, 2014) about how and why to consider removing the publicly-posted behaviour chart from your classroom. It seemed like a good idea to have one place on the blog where you could find ALL the posts, so here it is! I will keep adding links here as I finish the (many) different posts in the series.
- The post that started it all: Too High a Price: Why I don’t use behaviour charts in my classroom
- The follow-up — what I do INSTEAD of a chart: “Behaviour Management:” not systems, but relationships
- Chucking the Chart, The Introduction, in which you can read what posts are still to come, and add your questions to the comments.
- Chuck the Chart, Part 1: But WHY?, in which I lay out the vocabulary for this series, and share the 4 big reasons why, to me, behaviour charts are not good for kids.
- Chuck the Chart, Part 2: Behaviour is like Reading, in which I share how to think about behaviour in a way that supports children’s individual needs and progress. Behaviour is a SKILL, like reading, which can be TAUGHT.
- Chuck the Chart, Part 3: Talking to your administrator(s), in which I share some strategies to start the conversation with your principal, even if a chart is “required” in your school or district.
- Chuck the Chart, Part 3.5, in which a first grade teacher shares how she coped with a chart-mandatory school setting.