Introduction: How to Make a Behaviour Board

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Teaching children good behaviour is unfortunately not as easy as telling them what to do once and moving on. Behaviour has to be instilled with consistent messages and clear rewards and sanctions. Teachers have years of experience building good behaviour in children - here are some top tips and 'how to's' that are equally effective in the classroom and at home.

Step 1: Make Your Board Interactive and Specific

Children are more likely to engage when they are invested - make your board something that children can interact with. Filling up buckets or moving pegs and labels to show good behaviour is an excellent example. Or you could use sticky notes to keep a record of what they have done right. Focus on improving behaviour and 're-start' regularly to give children a clean slate.

Step 2: Make Rewards Desirable

Rewards don't have to be sugary treats - these awesome brag tags let children collect tags made from laminated pieces of card with pictures and messages. If you don't want to give them a chain to wear around their necks, consider pencil toppers or small key chains that tags and rewards can be added to.