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Behavior Log Template

Instructor: Frank Clint

Frank has been an educator for over 10 years. He has a doctorate degree in education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction.

As a teacher, you know by now that you want to cover all bases. A behavior log template is a good way to do this. This lesson will help you consider a few template examples that you can use starting today.

Behavior Log Template

Documentation, documentation, documentation! Veteran teachers will advise novice teachers that this is one of the most important things a teacher does. This is especially important when it comes to tracking student behavior. Why, you ask? Though it may seem like an extra step, it will actually save you time and heartache later. Often, students who have behavioral issues will need more support than what your classroom management system will provide. Having behaviors documented will be helpful in case you need to meet with the counselor, administrator, or school-wide behavior team.

In some cases, students with behavior challenges will need a special education referral, and this documentation is necessary for this purpose. You may find yourself in a position where you are asked how many times a student has behaved a certain way or how many instances of the same behavior have occurred. Parents may challenge a discipline decision you made. You may need to recount details that you may not remember days, weeks, or months after the fact. This is where behavior log templates come in handy.

Chart Logs

Behavior logs come in many forms. One form is a chart format. Chart formats allow you to include many behaviors on one sheet of paper for easy reference later. These are less detailed, but will include all of the pertinent information. Chart behavior logs generally track the date, time, and place of an incident. This information is important to knowing why a student may behave a certain way. The chart will have a behavior section to write the specific choices a student has made along with an end result section where you write the outcome of your discipline. The last section tracks whether or not parent contact has been made. Not all behaviors may require parent contact.

Chart Student Behavior Log Template

Student Name ____________________

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