I've been gone for quite some time. Did you notice? I promised myself and my friends that I wouldn't let my school life, Pinterest life, or blog life get in my way of Spring Break! I packed up Bailey the Super Dog and headed down to Charleston to visit a friend for the week. Ahhhhhh, Charleston! One of my many happy places. I'll save you all the details of my trip, but I did want to share with you something I learned while visiting a small bar on Folley Beach. Yes, you read that right...I received something to share with y'all from the CUTE, male bartender at Snapper Jacks. Who knew? Didn't see that one coming. LOL
Apparently, the bartender's girlfriend is a teacher and he says she swears by it! I sent myself an email from my phone that night and checked it out as soon as I got back. It's pretty darned sweet! It's a behavior program that allows each student in your room to have their own avatar. Points are rewarded or taken away in real time while displayed on a whiteboard (or not for that matter). You can customize what and how many behaviors you want for your own classroom. Have a smartphone? Carry your phone around and update the behaviors as you monitor the students...from the PHONE!!! I LOVE IT!!! I've done some more research on the program and here is a great blog that gives good details about the program. Cool Blog Here is a video for those of you who are more visual learners (me!).
I think this may be my newest obsession! :) I was super bummed about coming back to real life, but this little program has fired me up and gotten me ready to conquer the last part of the year. If you already use this in your classroom, leave me a comment and let me know what you think. I want to know how you use it. What do you love about it? What do you not like about it? I'm definitely starting this on Tuesday when I return.