Since that original whole class incentive, I have heard so much amazing feedback from teachers all over the world who have found success using them in their classroom. Here are some frequently asked questions and more information so you can see if it might work for you!
What are Positive Behavior Bulletins?
What was first just a turkey is now an editable resource with all of the fixing to make an entire bulletin board display. Of course, you can keep it as simple or make it as complex as you would like. But, each Positive behavior bulletins include a display of a classroom goal, expected behaviors and a whole group reward that students will earn when they reach their goal along with a themed saying about positive behavior. The visual not only tracks the progress towards the goal but it also helps students stay motivated towards reaching it! Since it changes monthly, the novelty keeps it exciting and the engagement doesn’t wear off.
How do you decide on a goal?
When I change out the display for the month, I take the time to sit down with my class and have a chat about what is going well in our classroom and what needs some work. I typically have 10-12 of the behavior pieces already printed out and ready to go. We talk about a realistic goal and how much time we have to reach it. It is definitely a group decision but I would anticipate earning 1 behavior feather (or light, mitten, heart ect.) every 1-2 days. So if you have 15 school days in December, a good goal might be 7 or 8.
How many and what kinds of behavior are included?
There are over 20 specific behaviors including lining up quietly, positive report from specials, cleaning up the classroom and manners at lunch. There are also editable pieces that you can type or write your own behaviors!