Thursday, June 6, 2013

Class Dojo for Management- Thoughts?

The past year we did stamps as rewards in our homeroom classes.  This works really well to do our own homerooms, but then again, we never really know if they earned possible rewards in the other class and aren't getting credit for it.  Also, the opposite could be occurring.... We know, we know- misbehaving rarely occurs :).  Anyway, we are thinking of using the website/app Class Dojo next year. We can download the app on a class iPod, and pass it back and forth using our class clipboards that hold behavior information already.  This way, we can give accolades and reprimands at the time they happen, then total up at the end of the week for stamps.  We need to mention, they buy prizes with the stamps- the more stamps, the better options for good prizes.  

Has anyone used this program or something similar?  Any thoughts on how we could make this work? Any advice or questions welcome!  We know it's summer and we should be relaxing, but might as well get to planning.  Thanks in advance for any thoughts.


  1. Our fourth grade teachers starting using this for the last two months of school. The students loved it! The sound effects alone were enough to keep them on track! The beauty of Dojo is that you can take it with you when you walk to special classes etc. and parents can log on and follow. I wonder if student enthusiasm is strong all year long. You'll have to let us all know how you like it!

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  2. Thank you so much for that! We are hoping the enthusiasm will last, too. We will definitely update everyone on how well, or badly :(, it may go. Keep in touch.

  3. I am so happy to have found your blog through the fourth grade blogger linky. After teaching 3rd grade for 6 years I will be teaching 4th in the fall! Glad to have found and be following your blog!


  4. Glad you found us, too! Welcome to 4th; it's the best!!