My main discipline/behavior management is done through my classroom economy. If you check out #10 on my top ten list, you will find a link to more information about my classroom economy and how students earn credits and debits.
We try to make bucket filling a positive activity in our classroom, so it is not really related to our discipline plan. It is intended to be an intrinsically motivating activity where students focus on filling each other's buckets. We never take pom poms out of students buckets if they are not behaving. Instead, they would earn debits in our class economy.
Let me know if you have any more questions after you read my classroom economy post: http://blogs.scholastic.com/top_teaching/2010/01/class-economy.html
Thanks for posting! I hope to have more dialogue with you this school year!
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