Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

The Behaviour Question: News

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

The Behaviour Question: News

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I have been struggling to keep track of behaviour in my class over the school year. I have looked for an app that would let me log who is doing what and how frequently but have not found anything that fits the bill. The only one that comes close has a limited number of features. Does anyone else struggle in this area and, if so, can they recommend alternatives?

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gregperry

I think it depends on what the tracking tool is for. There are two reasons, broadly, why you might use one. First, they can be employed as a behaviour modification tool - a gold star for good behaviour and a negative mark for bad. The second reason is for monitoring students within a class or school to help you decide where to utilise limited time and resources. Without some sort of tracking, we can't be sure that the right students will get the right support. We also want to identify them quickly. Like any data management system, though, it is only as good as the data that's entered into it. …

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