In my last post I talked about the fundamentals of effective classroom management. Within the 21st century comes an array of interactive and aesthetically appealing programs to help aid teachers in creating an effective/ positive environment.
ClassDojo is a classroom tool that helps teachers improve behaviour in their classrooms quickly and easily. It also captures and generates data on behaviour that teachers can share with parents and administrators.
“Better learning behaviours, smoother lessons and hassle-free data – and its free!”
For teachers: in some classrooms, more than 50% of class time is spent managing behaviour rather than delivering instruction; ClassDojo aims to greatly reduce this so teachers can do more teaching and less crowd control! In addition, for the first time, teachers have a painless way to focus on developing positive behaviour over time, rather than just logging referrals once it is too late to intervene.
For students: research suggests the shorter the time period between an action and feedback for that action, the greater is the effect of the reinforcement. Specific positive reinforcement helps students develop a sense of purpose in the classroom, enhancing intrinsic motivation over time. By giving students visibility and data on their own behaviour, ClassDojo makes class less disruptive and creates a more positive learning environment.
For parents: ClassDojo makes it easy to engage parents in their child’s development, by allowing teachers to provide them with realtime data from the classroom – with just one click.
Now it gets better ClassDojo can even be accessed from the palm of your hand via an Iphone or Ipad.