Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Back to School Linky

I am linking up with Miss V's Busy Bees and Mrs. D for the Back to School Linky party. I cannot believe that we are so close to the beginning of the school year ago. Just over a month for me (August 25th). So stressful! Anywho, back to the linky!

This week's topic is Behavior Management. I teach high school so my tips are going to be geared towards older students. When I taught 4th grade, I used a star chart with huge success. With my Juniors and Seniors, I have to be a bit more creative. The biggest issue with my students is the fact that they don't turn in their homework which leads to some behavior issues during class time because they have no idea what is going on because THEY DIDN'T DO THEIR BLEEPIN HOMEWORK! I use pink slips (printed on obnoxious pink paper) that students have to fill out when they do not turn in assignments. This helps me keep a hard copy record of what the student has not turned in (for parents and administrators) and is kinda embarrassing for the student. They start realizing how not doing assignments affects their grade and they start to take it seriously. I use a document similar to this :

I naturally changed it around to fit my classroom needs. Go link up so I can read your tips!!


  1. Isn't it NUTS how they don't do their hw?!?! And the 5 minute assignments at that! I don't do the pink slips, but do give them two hw passes so at least I have record to show their parents that they didn't do it twice :/ Good idea!
    Tales of Teaching in Heels

    1. It is so annoying!!! I don't give homework as a punishment, it is for enrichment.

  2. Hey Eden! Thank you for linking up with Stephanie and myself! We're happy to have ya :)

    We have less than 3 weeks until we get students (oh my gosh) so I feel ya on the a little over a month left before you're back!

    I adore your idea of pink slips. Nothing says, "HEY! Look at me!" more than a bright, alarming piece of paper. I love that you hand it to them to help keep them accountable for their homework. And love that you remind them that their lack of homework = lack of a grade. This seems to kick some of them into gear and sometimes, they really need it!

    See you next week for our discussion on assessment strategies :)

    Miss V's Busy Bees

  3. I'm also an elementary teacher gone higher!!! I start 6th grade in the fall after 10 years of elementary! I like reading about your behavior management ideas because I will be BRAND NEW AT THIS. :) I'm your newest follower! :)
    Mixing it up in Middle