I'm still rather new to elementary teaching, and trying to find a classroom management system that will work for me. I love your idea of having kids list all the rules they can think of, and then creating your class/community values from that.
On the other hand, I struggle with the color-card system. I've used this type of system as well as the clothespin system and several other varieties on the theme, in student teaching and in many, many classrooms as a substitute. I find I have a hard time being consistent in telling kids to flip their cards/move their pins. Part of my concern is what to do when a child reaches red early in the day... If the child continues to misbehave beyond that time (which is likely to happen in the case of children who get to red that quickly), what do I do next?
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