Today I thought I would share how I begin they year introducing my Raise Responsibility classroom management system in my first grade classroom. The basis of my classroom management is the Raise Responsibility model from the book Discipline without Stress Punishments or Rewards by Dr. Marvin Marshall.
Marshall recommends categorizing and labeling behaviors so they are easily identifiable for students. I use these posters to introduce the levels to my students. We discuss these levels thoroughly, and also talk about how they relate to our classroom rules. (I mesh Raise Responsibility with Whole Brain Teaching and the WBT rules. I think they go together nicely.)
Of course, we all have some little friends who have difficulty making those good choices and are not always on Level C or D. If I have asked them about the level they are on, and we have talked about what they should do to change it, and they have chosen to continue with their Level A or B choice, they receive a student reflection. Here, they circle the level they were on, and then draw and/or write about what they did, and what they should do the next time.