In this FB live broadcast I give the answer…and it’s not what you may think.
One of my least favorite practices is the use of classwide behavior charts with children.
(Check out my podcast and show notes for more on this topic.)
Turns out though…it’s more complicated than just making a podcast to convince everyone to stop using them.
During this FB live broadcast…I share how to turn to inquiry to get to a change in practice. During the broadcast, I also share solutions for the following challenging situations:
- Your child’s teacher is using behavior charts and you have concerns. How do you approach them?
- You are a new teacher and have read online about the downside of using behavior charts…but all the other teachers are using them. What do you do?
- You went “cold turkey” this year and “bagged the behavior charts”. You’re now getting some resistance from your supervisor who thinks they are the “best thing ever for managing behaviors.” And given the number of challenging behaviors this week…you’re starting to question your decision. What should you do?
- You are supporting children on IEPs across a variety of community settings. Several sites are still using behavior charts and you want to help them see why they shouldn’t. But you’re worried about ruining the relationships you’ve worked so hard to form. How do you approach them without sounding critical or judgmental?
Things mentioned in the live broadcast
- My colleague and co-leader of The Effortless Coach, Jennifer Lopez – Love How She Leads
- Deep Dive Master Class – The Effortless Coach
- Pre-K Teach & Play podcast episode 36: Three Strikes and Your Out Behavior Charts
- Questions shared that you can play around with:
- Can you tell me about a time when things went so well that you didn’t even need to use or remember to use the behavior chart?
- Can you tell me more about this practice, how it got started, and how it helps you?
- Can you tell me about your goals for the kids/for the year…and what you hope for the most?