ClassDojo can do so many wonderful things as it relates to promoting a positive classroom environment and streamlining procedures. Research shows that a well run classroom focuses on the positive and has strong procedures in place. Here are four simple ways that ClassDojo can transform a classroom environment from good to great:
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Brad Currie is the author of All Hands on Deck: Tools for Connecting Educators, Parents, and Communities. He is one of the founding partners of Evolving Educators LLC. Brad is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Bammy Award Finalist, ClassDojo Thought Leader and Google Certified Educator. He currently serves as a K-8 Supervisor of Instruction and Middle School Vice Principal for the Chester School District in Chester, NJ. Learn more about Brad by following him on Twitter @bradmcurrie or visiting his website at www.bradcurrie.net.
1/4/2015 10:35:31 am
I have some teachers in our building that use Class Dojo, and the parents have loved the feedback from the software. My teaches have also enjoyed using it. However, the one issue I have is when I walk into the classroom and it is displayed publicly. Right away, I know what students have the "red" marks. One of the conversations I have had with teachers is the inconsistency that I have observed. I will see a student who has negatives, but when I am in the classroom, he has done shown some positive behaviors, yet does not always get recognized for those. Does it need to be displayed publicly or can private conversations occur using an IPAD or other devices.
1/11/2015 09:44:23 am
Becky, I agree with displaying student information publicly on the big screen. We must find a way to always focus on the positive.
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