BBEST Quick Tips
A device used to decrease amount of wasted time during transitions from period to period. The color wheel is divided equally into 3 colors of RED, YELLOW, and GREEN.
- RED: Students are quiet, eyes on speaker, pencils down. Then teacher can explain directions for ending or beginning a task. The use of Red on the color wheel is for a brief time.
- YELLOW: Students can raise their hands and wait to be called on. Yellow is used during instruction, independent work, etc.
- GREEN: Students have the freedom to talk with each other and teachers, and freedom to move around the class.
Click here for Color Wheel template and directions (PDF format)
5:1 Praise Ratio
A research based strategy that promotes the teacher making 5 positive statements to each student for every 1 corrective statement.
A motivational system that rewards appropriate behavior. Best Bucks are earned by the students, and then the students can spend Best Bucks on weekly classroom activities.
A timer is a visual and auditory cue that shows the pre-determined length of time of a task or activity, and provides a definite end to a task or activity.
Catch Them Being Good
Reinforce the behaviors you want, and your classroom and school become places of success for the students.
A motivational system that targets one specific behavior for the whole class. Peers encourage each other to demonstrate targeted behavior. When class reaches a pre-determined goal, then all of class receives reward.