Student behavior can be a struggle sometimes. Especially if it is related to their work habits. Getting students to stay on task, stay organized, and to complete their work is sometimes just as difficult as getting students to follow directions! That’s why I have this classroom management tool to help increase your students’ work habits!
Increasing Your Students’ Work Habits
When I first introduced the rubric and reflection forms, there was indeed some resistance. But after some routine it became habit and I started to see some improvement. Together we reviewed the reflection sheet each day. We talked about what each of these meant and looked like. Some of them we even role-played. We also discussed the rubric to make sure that each student fully understood.
I wanted to make sure that students understood that good work habits wasn’t something that was just expected at school. Even in the work force, we have to have good work habits. We discussed the importance of them in our jobs, and while they may not be the same exact list as on the forms, it was still similar in idea.
I did record their work habits “score” down for a while to help students see there was improvement. Before long, it was becoming a routine and procedure!
Along with the forms, make sure students are provided with lots of positive feedback. This can help them know what they still need to work on and what areas they are doing well. They should be consistently looking back at the rubric and reflecting.
You can learn download these free forms on my website, The Owl Teacher, by heading to my post Fix Those Students’ Work Habits.
You can also check out my free behavior management forms too!
I hope you enjoy!