Ta-da! This is a my new classroom management consequence ladder tracking chart that I’m going to implement this year for my 8th graders! I’m adapting to it because one big problem that I ran into in my classroom management last year was that my students would instantly shut down once they received a writing assignment as a consequence. This new method enables the student the power to correct their behavior and move out of the negative consequences and back into positive ones by the end of the class period; actually encouraging them to correct their behavior!
Now just 6 more to make and a ton a clothespins to buy!
uh I have so many extra clip boards that I should consider doing this
I beg all teachers who use writing as a consequence for negative behavior to think that through, and then stop it.
I second this emotion.
When I was in junior high and high school, it was typical to be assigned writing as a punishment for various infractions. It was asinine, but it was common. In my experience, the use has declined over the years, but I have had to approach a few of my own kids’ teachers over the years to explain the harm in using writing as disciplinary tool and to encourage them to stop. As a teaching colleague, I made some in-roads but there were occasional holdouts.
Listen to Allison. Stop using writing as a “consequence” for behavior issues.