At Golden Isles, we have adopted the school wide behavior management system called Class Dojo. Teachers can reward dojo points for positive behavior in the classroom such as following directions, completing work, helping others and much more. Students build their bank of dojo (PAWS) points to "spend" at the end of each 9 weeks for a grade level celebration! Each grade level has a wide range of items to spend their points. Ask your teacher or child for more details!
How does it work??
1. It instantly reinforces good behavior
2. Engages students in minutes
3. Allows teachers to gather data and reports for parent conferences
What are the benefits of using ClassDojo?
For teachers: in some classrooms, more than 50% of class time is spent managing behavior rather than delivering instruction; ClassDojo aims to greatly reduce this so teachers can do more teaching and less crowd control! In addition, for the first time, teachers have a painless way to focus on developing positive behavior over time, rather than just logging referrals once it is too late to intervene.
For students: research suggests the shorter the time period between an action and feedback for that action, the greater is the effect of the reinforcement. Specific positive reinforcement helps students develop a sense of purpose in the classroom, enhancing intrinsic motivation over time. By giving students visibility and data on their own behavior, ClassDojo makes class less disruptive and creates a more positive learning environment. (Class Dojo, 2014)