BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT ideas for in the Japanese classroom
Below is a list of practical behaviour management ideas for in the Japanese classroom. Also, you can download a behaviour management pack from the Learning Place at http://www.learningplace.com.au/deliver/content.asp?pid=35913.
Awards, certificates, prizes
Award for well performing students.
Donated by S Golding.
Print and laminate these bookmarks which can be used as rewards. Japanese fairytale themed.
Donated by D Paxton
Award certificates to well performing students.
Created by I Foley
Certificate of effort
Effort certificate for end of year.
A set of 4 different encouragement awards to hand out to students doing well in Japanese.
Donated by L McDonald
A set of awards to give to students doing well learning their hiragana.
Donated by L McDonald
As students learn a line of the hiragana chart they get a star to put on their 'Mastering hiragana' chart.
Donated by J Nagashima
General behaviour management
Behaviour contract 'Sushi'
Donated by C Velto
Ss along with their parents complete a behaviour contract with the class rules written using the word 'sushi'. Includes a 'sushi' classroom rules poster.
Behaviour roleplay Adapted from www.eslcafe.com
If Ss are consistently breaking rules or it’s a new class, write a roleplay onto card between a Tt and Ss discussing the rules of the class. Give each Ss a roleplay card. They then read and act out the roleplay in pairs.
Bye Bye Chip Adated from www.eslcafe.com
Each Ss begins the day with 3 game chips (or laminate coloured cards) on their desk. If negative behaviour occurs, the Tt takes one chip without making any reference to the behaviour. If arguing occurs another chip is removed. ONce all the chips are removed the Ss needs to stay back after class.
Discipline Cards Adapted from www.nea.org/tips/manage/behaior.html LCox
On a chart next to each student’s name have green, yellow and red card. At the beginning of the lesson each student has a green card showing on the chart. If a child is disruptive, he or she is told to pull their green card as a warning and their yellow card is exposed. After the yellow card is pulled, the child is given a five-minute time out. After the red card is pulled, the child is given a ten-minute time out. If the behavior continues, the child is sent to the school reflection room. Once a reflection sheet is satisfactorily completed, the child may return to class.
Game deduction adapted from www.eslcafe.com
Write on the board ‘Game’ or and 5 or 10 tally marks. Each time Ss are disruptive erase a minute from their game time.
Write on the board at the beginning of the lesson the goals or aims of the lesson. As you complete each goal, tick it off of the board. The Ss can then see where they are going and how much is left to do. Make the last item on your list of goals either 'game' or 'surprise' to motivate the Ss.
Letter of wrong adapted from www.eslcafe.com J Clivillé
Write a letter to your Ss welcoming them to your class. Write 10 odd sentences about behaviour eg. “We hope that you will be as noisy and lazy students.” Ss need to find the mistakes and then discuss them as a group.
Marble Jar Adapted from http://k6educators.about.com/
Have an empty jar. Each time a Ss is caught doing something right they get a marble for in the jar. Display the jars at the front of the classroom clearly marked with different classes ie. 8A, 8B, 8C etc. The class with the most marbles at the end of term gets a prize.
Name game adapted from www.eslcafe.com
If a students misbehaves write the first letter of their name on the board. Each time he/she misbehaves write the next letter of his/her name on the board. If at the end of the lesson their entire name is on the board the Ss needs to stay back after class.
Passport adapted from www.eslcafe.com C Powell
Give each Ss a passport by making a little booklet with about 10 pages. On each page, draw a square, and below the square, leave a space for the name of the country visited. On the front page, photocopy your own passport cover and then write the student's name. Every time Ss do something really good give them a country sticker at the end of the lesson.
Referee www.eslcafe.com E Johansen
If a Ss is behaving in an unacceptable manner, show the Ss a yellow card. A second offense is greeted with a red card, and results in the "player's" immediate removal from the game or classroom.
Show me the money adapted from www.eslcafe.com
Each Ss is given 1000yen. Each time a Ss misbehaves he/she must give the Tt 100yen. The Ss who have any money at the end of the class gets a sticker/stamp. The Ss who collects 5 stickers/stamps gets a prize.
Sing latecomer adapted fromwww.eslcafe.com S Davis
At the beginning of the term, tell the Ss that if they are late to class, they have to sing a song in front of the whole class. When a Ss is late, the rest of the class will help enforce the rule. If they refuse to sing get the Ss to remember 10 words in Japanese.
Stop Light Circles Adapted from www.nea.org/tips/manage/behaior.html E Wargo
If a group is on task and using quiet voices, give them a green circle. To remind them about the noise level, give the group a yellow circle. If a group is way off task, give them a red circle and step in to give them assistance.
Three strikes and your out
When a Ss misbehaves write their name on the board and When the Ss reaches or , then they need to stand outside for 3 minutes or 5 minutes.
Wait Cards Adapted fromwww.nea.org/tips/manage/behaior.html L Golomb
Laminate numbersto put them in order in a basket. When the teacher is busy talking to someone, a student can come up and take a card.They take the card back to their seat instead of waiting in line. When the teacher is finished with the student, the teacher calls on the next number and a hand goes up to show the teacher who is next.
Daruma Goal setting
Students set a goal using the Daruma method. ie coloring in the Daruma's eyes - one eye upon setting the goal, and the other eye upon achieving it.
Donated by H Atkins
Caught being good raffle Adapted from http://k6educators.about.com/
Students who are behaving well receive a raffle ticket. At the end of the week, all the raffle tickets go into a draw. A small prize is given to the winner of the draw.
When students behave appropriately they are acknowledge with a stamp or sticker. When students get 5 or 10 stamps they can complete the chopstick challenge. The student must use chopsticks to get a reward from a jar. The jar is filled with goodies (ie small stationery items such as rubbers, badges, etc.)
Donated by Anna Bein
Collect and win
Tt hands out Yokudekimashita tickets to Ss who are following the class rules and/or are working hard. Ss collect as many tickets as they can to claim rewards and prizes! Ss keep their tickets in an origami wallet glued in the back of their Japanese notebook.
Donated by R Bell.
Classroom manners posters
Posters to put up on the wall to encourage Ss to use manners in Japanese.
Donated by N Bosschieter
Stay on task
To keep Ss on task for a set time give them an egg timer.
Music Box http://k6educators.about.com/
Buy a music box. At the beginning of the lesson wind the music box up completely. Tell the Ss that whenever they are noisy or off task, you will open the music box and let the music play until they quiet down and get back to work. If, at the end of the lesson there is any music left, the Ss receive some type of reward ie free play time.
When writing on the board, choose a student to stand up and watch the class. That Ss tells the Tt who was the best behaved. The Ss selected gets to watch the class next time.
Write a message http://k6educators.about.com/
Write a message on the board. Ss will read it and begin to quite down.
Stop and listen
Clap patterns http://k6educators.about.com/
Ss copy the Tt clapping pattern. When everyone is listening and clapping proceed with the lesson.
Hands Up and Count http://k6educators.about.com/ Raise your hand and quietly in Japanese count down from 5 to 0. All the Ss need to have their hands raised by the time you get to 0.
Stop Stop Stop http://k6educators.about.com/
Ss repeat "Tomare, Tomare, Tomare" three times as loudly as they can.
Minna san kiite
Teacher says 'Minna san kiite', students respond 'hai sensei', if the teacher feels the class didn't say it loudly enough or not everyone responds then a negative tally is put up on the board. Consequences can be given for too many tallys.
Put your thumb on your chin when you want students to stop and listen. Ss copy. The last Ss to put their thumb on their chin is the loser (ie. Not paying attention) and needs to stand up for 2 minutes.
Tomare R. Jeffers
Create a stop sign out of some red card and write Every time you want the class to be quiet show the stop sign and count to five: ichi, ni, san, shi, go. Any student that is not quiet and listening to the teacher gets a black card. Any student who gets more than 3 black cards goes to timeout.
If a Ss is caught talking when the Tt is talking, the Tt says their name and the Ss then must think of a question to ask the Tt in Japanese.
Create a 'blurt alert card' with numbers 1-10 at the bottom. Every time a student blurts out, punch a hole in the card after 3 hole punches there is a consequence. OR Keep a basket of red 'blurt alert' cards. If a student shouts out, they get a blurt out card and if they get 3 there is a consequence ie. timeout, verbal rule repetition.
Board line Adapted from www.eslcafe.com J Miller
Draw a line down the side of the board. Write しゅくだい 'homework' at the bottom of the line and about two or three inches up write ゲーム 'game'. Every time Ss speak out of turn rub some of the line off so that it gets shorter. When it reaches the word game and disruption continues the Ss miss out on a game. And if it continues the Ss will end up with homework.
Toss a small, soft ball to the person who is to answer the question. If someone talks the
teacher would shake her head no and toss it to someone who was making a good choice.
Deck of Cards talk Adapted from www.eslcafe.com N Mantas
Distribute a deck of cards amongst the Ss. Anyone who wishes to speak must raise their hand and submit a card. Once the Ss has used their card they can not answer any more questions until all the cards have been used by the rest of the class.
Pass the microphone
Use a toy microphone or a tennis ball, a pen, or any item that your students like. Whenever a Ss wants to talk they must be holding the microphone.
Stop talking clipboard
Carry around a clipboard with each student's name on it. When a student talks out of turn or not paying attention add a tally mark next to their name. Those student with no tally marks at the end of the lesson are given a prize.
Line up http://www.eslcafe.com/ideas/
Get the students to stand in a line in order of either their birthday, age, alphabetically by name etc. The students need to ask in Japanese questions like: お誕生日はいつですか。or なんさいですか。or お名前は何ですか。 etc. When they are in order then pair off the students from the front of the line to the back.
Picture formationhttp://www.eslcafe.com/ideas/ C Payne
Cut out pictures from magazines (or any picture relevant to Japanese) and cut them in half. The pictures should be a review of the last class; i.e. たべもの、のりもの、 かぐ、etc. As each student comes to class, tape half of a picture on his or her back. When the class starts, the students have to find their partner(s) by describing to each other what they see in the pictures eg. 「これはくるまです。」. When they find their partner, they sit together and tape the pictures to the front of their desks for all to see.
Sing-a-Long Adapted from http://www.etr.org/recapp/freebies/freebie0999.htm
Determine how many students will make up each small group, generate a list of that many popular Japanese or other famous musicians. Prepare strips of paper with the musicians' names on them. Hand the slips of paper out randomly to the students and ask them to create groups of like musicians. For some added fun, encourage students to sing a song (or hum a tune) from their assigned musician while they seek their other small group members.
Stack the Deck Adapted from http://www.etr.org/recapp/freebies/freebie0999.htm
Stack your deck with two, three or four of a kind cards, corresponding with the number of students per group, two, three or four. Make sure the deck is shuffled. Pass out cards to each student. Ask students to find the other students who have the same numbered/face card.
Japanese erase Adapted from http://k6educators.about.com/
Write the word Japanese or Nihongo on the board. If it gets too loud count from 5 to 0 and erase a letter.
Light disco http://k6educators.about.com/
Turn the lights on and off until Ss are quiet.
ShShSh adapted from www.eslcafe.com
Write Sh Sh Sh in descending size on the board. Any Ss still talking after writing it three times must stand up.
Pick out a surprise activity: an extra recess, candy at the end of the day, whatever. Then write "SURPRISE" on the blackboard, and throughout the lesson, as the classroom gets too noisy erase a letter starting at the end of the word. Conversely, add missing letters when everyone is behaving well. If the complete word is still intact at the end of the lesson, they get the surprise.
Behaviour Notebook Adapted from www.nea.org/tips/manage/behaior.html M Petery
Assemble a 3-ring notebook and placing one page per student inside at the beginning of the year. On the first day of school, I show the students their blank page and challenge them to keep it blank for the whole school year. When a student breaks a rule, that student must go to the behaviour notebook and write a brief account of what transpired. If the teacher agrees with the assessment, the teacher then signs it and dates it. This page can be sent home with the report card at the end of the marking period. A big point is made of the fresh start for all at the beginning of the next marking period. If a student has a blank page all year, the teacher can send home the original blank page with a heart-warming note of praise for good behaviour all year long.
Understanding Checking tools
Traffic lights - understanding tool
Give each Ss a set of traffic light cards. When teaching a new topic, grammar point, giving instructions etc Ss put on their desk the card corresponding to their level of understanding. Ss withgreen on their desks maybe able to help those with red on their desks.
Donated by: R Davey
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