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Class Dojo

I just wanted to do a quick share today about a wonderful classroom management tool called Class Dojo.



Class Dojo is wonderful!!! The creators really came up with a winner here. This online behavior management system is designed to help teachers with rewarding positive behaviors quickly and easily by giving points. Negative behaviors result in points being taken away. 

Every child is given an online avatar. Once parents sign up, children can customize their avatar and check out their own "wall" to see what their classmates are doing with their avatars and what points they have received. 





 I have been using Dojo for a little over a month now, and I LOVE it!!! The children have really started watching their own behavior, because they want to have the most points!! I use this in conjunction with our PBIS - at the end of every week, for every ten Dojo points awarded that week, the children receive one Paw Point. Whoever has the most Dojo points at the end of the week gets to choose from the treasure chest! It has really begun to improve behavior and attention skills in my classroom. Also, manners have increased! There is a positive Dojo point for "helping others" and "respect" and children have begun being nicer to each other! They want to help and are letting each other go first, or picking up litter - it's been amazing!


 The best part is that it's completely FREE!! The creators are wonderful and ask that we teachers give feedback on how we are using Dojo in our classrooms. If you go to the website, you can read how teachers at all levels are using Class Dojo in their classrooms.


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All you need to get started is a computer. There is also an app - iPhone and Android devices. You can take your phone with you to assemblies, field trips, walking down the hallway, etc. Kids know they can receive points for behaving appropriately at all times throughout the day. 

Please check out Class Dojo at the website, on Pinterest, on Twitter,on Google+ and on Facebook

Try it out for yourself!! It's free and all it takes is a little of your time to get started. Let me know what you think!!

Jessica

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