Make sure you show excitement for the one you choose. If you can not fake it until you can smile with excitement.
1. I have a couple of ideas you can use for behavior management. I have used Class Dojo with my home room and my switch class. the students love it because they can select their avatar. The avatars are cool creature like characters. In the Class Dojo you and your students can set the points for positive rewards and consequences. It is electronic. You can use an iPad to click on a student to give a positive point or consequence point. You can decide the number of points for the end of week or end of month reward depending on your selection. The other good thing about the Class Dojo, the parents are able to see when the students are misbehaving and help you in tweaking their child’s behavior. The website is classdojo.com.
2. My students also like receiving table points when they are following all the expectations and rules. I just write the table names on the board and give points as I deem necessary. I give the students a number to obtain by the end of the week in order to travel to the T-Box, treasure box. The table point system insures that the whole table is working together to earn points and follow your rules.
3. Another behavior management tool I have used are tickets. Cut up construction paper in small strips and sign your initials just in case there are sticky hands. Your signature lets you know if the ticket was earned. Collect tickets and have a weekly drawing selecting 2-4 students or more depending on the size of your T-Box.