Manage Behavior in Your School Library with a BRAVO Board
Hello! I hope your school year has gotten off to a great start… OR… I wish you blessings as you BEGIN a new school year in the next few weeks!
My amazing activity teaching team — lovingly known around school as “#SPECIALS” — is made up of the library, music, art, gifted-and-talented, and PE teachers. We joined together a few years ago to make our behavior management a little more cohesive for the students. We even have our own behavior form that goes home whenever there is a behavior issue. We have them printed with an auto-carbon copy, so there’s always an extra copy for easy record-keeping. (Fancy, huh?!)
Setting Behavior Goals
To implement the BRAVO board plan, I created four goal cards for my library. I’ve spent a lot of time explaining these expectations during the kids’ first few library visits. I started all classes out with two fuzzies in their classroom pockets… and some classes lost those the very first week! (Yikes.) BUT… I think I made my point on expectations and proved that I was serious. Things were much better during our second week together.
After I posted my photo on my Facebook and Instagram this morning, I began to receive some questions about how I did this… or where I bought that. So, I typed up a little TPT freebie resource to explain where I purchased everything that I used for my BRAVO board, what I use as “prizes” — and I threw in a copy of my goal icon cards and banner, too! You can grab a copy for yourself at my TPT store… https://bit.ly/2NihEMK.
Hope your school year gives you tons of opportunities to say, “BRAVO!”
UPDATE: Need more ideas for behavior management in your library? Here’s a blog post with another idea to help your #specials team work together!