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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Clip Behavior Management

Have you heard about the Clip Board Behavior Management system? I totally love this idea and it meets the requirement of my school AND goes so well with Conscious Discipline!

I started to create my own using this awesome glitter card stalk and hated it! It just did not go with my classroom at all. Then I saw this picture on Pinterest from Journals From the Jungle and bingo... and idea came to me!

I totally love the black and white background with the color accents. Zebra print has a special meaning in my class so totally would not work for me BUT I could do a different patter and use the glitter to outline it. =) I can't wait to get started on this new idea but it will have to wait until I have more time.

In the classroom I am currently in, we use this all the time. This is what it looks like in our class, a sports themed one:

I am really liking the sports theme but not sure I could rock it year round. Now football season is coming and I can rock that one but not so much the other sports. =) Sorry about the glare the tiny windows directly across from this are sometimes a pain.

I love how I can tell my students to "clip up" when they are doing something right. It is amazing the power of those two words. I was teaching a small group lesson the other day and most of my kiddos were getting antsy as recess was 3 minutes away. One little friend quietly did as I asked. I asked him to clip up. Immediately, I see students sitting taller, concentrating harder, and pens writing!

I love that by looking for the positive that I do not have to focus on the negative. I did not have to say "give me your best for 3 more minutes." Or "I do not see students who are using their learning time wisely." Instead two words gave me their best efforts for those last few minutes.


Check out the new management website - there is a lot of great information there and if you don't want to create your own clip chart you can purchase one from them. Also TpT has a lot of versions available for sale. There is also information on variations of this chart.

I am looking for some more pictures/ideas on how to create one of these in my black, red, and white theme. If you made one or no of a link to one. Please leave it in the comments. Or just share your creative ideas. I would love to hear them. 

How do you use this in your class? If you use something else, what do you do and how does it work for you?

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At August 30, 2012 at 9:57 AM , Blogger Corinna said...

I love my clip chart!! It works wonders in my class:)) I made my own to go with my surf theme this year. I haven't seen one in black and red, but I will keep an eye out!

Surfin' Through Second
Surf Theme Clip Chart

At August 30, 2012 at 1:58 PM , Blogger Kara said...

I am using a clip chart for the first time in my room this year, too. The kids don't come back until Tuesday, so I haven't put it into action yet, but I think it will be really effective. It is a great visual for them!


At August 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM , Blogger Lori Rosenberg said...

This is my second year using the clip chart and I can't imagine using anything else. Even my new kindergartners are understanding and appreciating those two little words! I made clip chart take home calendars and certificates. Let me know if you are interested in them.

Ń¼ Lori
Teaching With Love and Laughter

At August 30, 2012 at 6:44 PM , Blogger Allison Hutchins said...

I LOVE the clip chart! My kids are really disappointed when they have to move down but get so excited when they can move it up. It reinforces that everyone struggles through certain times of the day but can work on making it better. I'm new to the blog world and your newest follower! Come check out my kinder blog at


At August 31, 2012 at 7:48 AM , Blogger Heather Mathews said...

Yeah, as much as we all love glitter sometimes it just doesn't work. Maybe you could use it as a cheerleader clip up? That would be a cute addition to the sports theme!

Love the ideas!

Peacocks & Penguins


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