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Daily Behavior Form

Daily Behavior Form

Why should I do it:

  • Provides students with more one on one help, support, and intervention
  • Holds students accountable on a daily basis
  • Provides structure, routine, consistency, and organization
  • Promotes self responsibility
  • Improves students’ grades and accountability
  • Improves student buy-in
  • Increases student motivation and effort
  • Improves school/home communication

When should I do it:

  • When students exhibit persistent behavior problems
  • When students are very unorganized
  • When students consistently fail to compete daily class/school requirements
  • When students exhibit persistent emotional difficulties, like frustration, anxiety, etc.
  • When students are defiant and oppositional

How do I do it:

  • Utilize a daily behavior form, chart, or report card
  • Decide on the main problem behaviors and put these on the chart
  • Explain the procedure with the student
  • Rate the student for each period, hour, etc in the areas you decide to put on the form or chart
  • Send a copy of the chart or form home for the parent to sign and review with the student, either daily or weekly
  • Depending on the form you use, you may give the student a new form each day or the form may have space to rate the student for the week or month, etc.
  • Review the student’s daily behavior and marks with them in a productive manner, discussing how they felt they did, why, and what to change or do differently the next day, etc.

Resources & Support for technique:
(Items with footnotes link to external websites)


Footnotes:

  1. Wright, J. Classroom Behavior Report Card Resource Book. [http://www.jimwrightonline.com/pdfdocs/tbrc/tbrcmanual.pdf].
  2. Jefferson County Schools. Daily Behavior Report. [http://jc-schools.net/teacher/dailyactivities.pdf].
  3. Vannest, Soares, & Adiguzel (2007). Daily Behavior Report Card Grade. [http://e-dbrc.tamu.edu/resources/reportcardnumber.pdf].
  4. New Hope Media LLC. Using a Daily Report Card to Improve ADHD School Behavior. [http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/5911.html].