Ch 8: Behavior Charts Ideas & Strategies for Teachers

About This Chapter

It's easy to create useful and effective behavior charts for your classrooms with help from our behavior chart ideas chapter. Review ways to make your own behavior charts for a variety of ages and purposes with these mobile-friendly and professionally-designed teacher resources.

Behavior Charts Ideas & Strategies for Teachers - Chapter Summary

Our instructors present some helpful strategies and ideas for implementing behavior charts in your classrooms with this fun chapter. You'll review behavior chart templates, tips for how to use behavior charts effectively and ideas for creating charts for toddlers, kindergarteners and elementary school students. Behavior chart ideas are also offered for social skills, time on task, homework and more. These resources have been formulated by professional instructors who know exactly what works in a classroom setting and how to utilize behavior charts to their fullest benefit.

How It Helps

  • Provides how to: Once you've created your behavior charts, our lessons provide tips to help you ensure that you're using them well and getting the intended behavior that you're looking for.
  • Reaches many ages: Whether your students are preschool age or in elementary school, there's a chart idea in these lessons to meet your specific requirements.
  • Gives you topic-specific options: If you're looking for specific charts for areas like time on task or social skills, this chapter provides what you need.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Use a template to create your own behavior charts
  • Understand the antecedent-behavior-consequence chart model
  • Create behavior charts for toddlers, kindergarteners and elementary students
  • Set up behavior charts for homework, social skills, time on task and home use
  • Follow tips to use behavior charts successfully
  • Utilize a behavior log template

25 Lessons in Chapter 8: Behavior Charts Ideas & Strategies for Teachers
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Behavior Chart Template

1. Behavior Chart Template

A good behavior chart can make all the difference in helping students understand what is expected of them. This lesson provides a template for a behavior chart you can use in school.

Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence Chart

2. Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence Chart

Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence (ABC) charts can be really useful ways to understand what is happening for a difficult student. This lesson teaches you what an ABC chart is and how to use it in the classroom.

How to Use Behavior Incentive Charts in the Classroom

3. How to Use Behavior Incentive Charts in the Classroom

This lesson is all about implementing behavior incentive charts into your classroom. We will go over why and how the charts are used, as well as ideas for incentives you can provide when students reach their goals.

Behavior Chart Ideas

4. Behavior Chart Ideas

Behavior charts, if used appropriately, can be helpful for managing difficult issues in the classroom. This lesson offers a few ideas for how to use behavior charts effectively.

Behavior Chart Ideas for Kindergarten

5. Behavior Chart Ideas for Kindergarten

Are you considering using behavior charts as a classroom management tool for your kindergarten students? This lesson will provide you with examples for class behavior management ideas, as well as student-specific charts that are easy to implement.

Behavior Chart Ideas for Home Use

6. Behavior Chart Ideas for Home Use

If you have a child who has difficulty following directions or staying on task, try using a behavior chart! Behavior charts have proven to be effective for a variety of children. Let's look at how you might implement a behavior chart at home.

Behavior Chart Ideas for Toddlers

7. Behavior Chart Ideas for Toddlers

Behavior charts are an engaging and effective strategy for helping children learn appropriate behavior. Your toddlers will get excited about their behavior charts and the chance to earn rewards.

Behavior Chart Ideas for Elementary School

8. Behavior Chart Ideas for Elementary School

Behavior charts can be a powerful tool for an elementary teacher. However, sometimes it's hard to think of ways to set up behavior charts that create a partnership between students and teachers. Try these creative ways to set up effective behavior charts.

Behavior Chart Ideas for Homework

9. Behavior Chart Ideas for Homework

Getting students to do their homework can be a real challenge to teachers. This lesson offers some ideas for behavior charts that might help you get better results with this complex issue.

Time On Task Behavior Chart Ideas

10. Time On Task Behavior Chart Ideas

Are you trying to help your students get better at managing their own behavior? This lesson offers a few different ideas for how you can create and use time on task behavior charts.

How to Use a Behavior Chart Effectively

11. How to Use a Behavior Chart Effectively

In this lesson we will discuss how to use behavior charts in an effective manner with the goal of changing specific student behaviors, while also giving them positive experiences.

Behavior Log Template

12. Behavior Log Template

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.

Social Skills Behavior Chart Ideas

13. Social Skills Behavior Chart Ideas

Helping students develop their social skills is an important part of your job as a teacher. This lesson offers ideas for behavior charts that target social skills.

ABC Behavior Chart Ideas for Parents

14. ABC Behavior Chart Ideas for Parents

In this lesson, you'll learn what an ABC chart is, how it is used, and how it can help, along with some ideas to create your own. This lesson also includes information about pre-made charts and whether or not they're a good option for parents.

Behavior Charts for Students with Emotional Disturbance

15. Behavior Charts for Students with Emotional Disturbance

Using behavior charts with students who have emotional disturbances can be very effective, but it can also be challenging. This lesson offers some ideas about how to use behavior charts with these students.

Behavior Chart Ideas for High School

16. Behavior Chart Ideas for High School

Keeping students on track with behavior is an important part of classroom management. High school students have unique behavioral needs. This list includes several behavior chart ideas designed especially for high school students.

Behavior Modification Chart Template

17. Behavior Modification Chart Template

Trying to help students develop better behavior can be an important part of your work as a teacher. This lesson offers a template for a behavior modification chart that you can use with individuals or even with your whole class in pursuit of behavioral goals.

Classroom Star Chart Ideas

18. Classroom Star Chart Ideas

Want to change up how you use star charts in your classroom? This lesson contains several ideas for using star charts in promoting good behavior in the classroom and beyond.

Ideas for Incentive Charts in the Classroom

19. Ideas for Incentive Charts in the Classroom

Using an incentive chart can be a great way to help your students improve their behavior in the classroom. This lesson offers different ideas that you can use to make your incentive chart meaningful.

Weekly Behavior Chart Template

20. Weekly Behavior Chart Template

Helping students improving their behavior in the classroom is a part of a teacher's job, though it often goes unmentioned. Whether you're working with one student or your whole group, a behavior chart makes a big difference. This lesson provides a template you can use in your classroom.

Weekly Behavior Log Template for Students

21. Weekly Behavior Log Template for Students

Using a weekly behavior log can be a good way to keep track of what students are doing well behaviorally, and also the areas where they need the most improvement. This lesson offers a template of a weekly behavior log you can use with students.

Assignment Chart Template

22. Assignment Chart Template

One of the most useful strategies for teachers is implementing some form of assignment chart for students. This will keep your students organized and help parents stay informed about what students are expected to do.

Incentive Chart Template

23. Incentive Chart Template

Teaching students how to behave well in class is an important, though challenging, aspect of every teacher's job. This lesson offers a template of an incentive chart you can use to encourage students in improving their behavior.

Using ABC Behavior Charts for Autism

24. Using ABC Behavior Charts for Autism

If you teach students with autism, you'll encounter many tools that can be used to address challenging behaviors. In this lesson, you'll learn about one such tool, the ABC chart, including what it is and how to make and use one.

ABC Model of Attitudes Lesson Plan

25. ABC Model of Attitudes Lesson Plan

This lesson plan defines attitudes and outlines the ABC model. Students will watch an educational video, experiment with content in hands-on activities, and take a quiz.

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