Class Dojo, a Freebie, and a Linky

Last night I was able to finalize some classroom management things.  I have individual, group, and class behavior plans.  For individual behavior, I will be using Class Dojo.  If you're not familiar with Class Dojo it's an online, real-time behavior managament tool. 
To summarize briefly, each student gets an avatar, then you can choose positive and negative behaviors to track.  There's a ding, when you give a student a positive and a dong when you give a negative.  It even allows you to email reports to parents!  I use my iPad as a remote so that I'm not tied to my laptop (you can use your iPhone too).  Even when doing this, it will still ding (or dong) in the class and if it's up on a smartboard/tv/projector, the kids can see who the point went to (even when the avatars weren't on display, my students responded very well to the ding or dong). 
Last year I didn't have any rewards for the points (I started using Class Dojo toward the end of April).  My students were very excited about it and responded very well to it, so I want to make sure that I start using it in September.  I've created a rewards sheet for students to "redeem" their points.  I'm trying to stay away from the prize box.  I do use a Longhorn Loot box (our school does a university theme and I'm the University of Texas--Hook 'Em Horns!) that has rewards like sit at the teacher's desk, DJ for the day, halfsies, etc.
I purchased the Classroom Forms and Substitute Information--Sports Theme by Mrs. Magee from TPT to create the charts (I'm doing a sports theme).  Click below for an editable, generic version you can download (no clip art, single page):
Now the linky!  These have become one of my favorite parts of blogging.  I love having similar ideas in the same place.  I blog stalk so much that I often forget where I see things so this is great!

Our fabulous blogging friends Hadar, April, and Teri are throwing a Summer Bucket List Linky Party!
 I blogged a few days ago about my summer bucket list, but now I'm going to include teaching and personal stuff.
1. De-clutter my classroom
2.  Organize my classroom
3. Create the projects that I've pinned
4. Take Lauryn to Disneyland
5. Take a short vacation to San Diego (Sea World and the Wild Animal Park)
6. Exercise and live for me (spent too much time the last 2 years just surviving.  I'm ready to live!)

7 more school days and I'll really start to tackle these...what's on your bucket list?


  1. oh gosh i need to de clutter my class as well...your page looks great.. thanks for entering my giveaway girl!

    Just Wild About Teaching

  2. Class Dojo is an awesome tool in my classroom for classroom management! My kids love their avatars and really respond well to the technology of it. I am going to continue it next year too! :)

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

    1. One of the new teachers recommended it and I was instantly hooked. I just need to be consistent with it. Last year I used it for class and individual behavior, but this year I'm sticking to using it for individual behavior.

  3. your page looks great.. thanks for entering my giveaway girl!

    Just Wild About Teaching

  4. Hi Brandi - Kalen from ClassDojo here. Just wanted to check in and say thank you so much for your blog post about us - we all really appreciate the support :)

    To anyone who comes across this post and has any questions about ClassDojo or needs help getting set up, please don't hesitate to reach out - :)

  5. I use ClassDojo as well. My students will work for points!!

  6. I used Class Dojo last year a bunch! LOVE THIS! :) I like that I can carry my iPad with me in the hallway for behavior out there as well :) Thanks for visiting "Puttin' On My Big Girl Pants!"

    - Christi

  7. Hi Brandi,
    I LOVE ClassDojo! I actually use many of the same rewards but the most favorite in my class was "Special Chair". The kids got to use one of my three teacher chairs. They loved it! And I loved "free" rewards! I'm a new follower!!
    Hopelessly Devoted to Teaching

  8. I think you will love Class Dojo! I used it last year, and my kids loved it! I'm visiting through the linky party. Come by when you get a chance.

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,

  9. I am leaning towards using Class Dojo as well. When you used it, did you usually have in open and in view so kids could see it. I like the idea of not having it so public in the classroom but not sure it would be as effective.
    Just thought I would check with those of you who use it!

  10. @Lisa Clark
    Hi Lisa. It wasn't always up and was still effective. When my students heard the sounds they would look up but knew it might not be on display because it was in the middle of the lesson.

  11. Sorry to comment on an old post, but I'm hoping to still get an answer. I just found and started using Class Dojo. Right now I just give out raffle tickets for their points, and reset points each day.

    What I want to know is with your reward system, how to you adjust their point down once they redeem them for a prize?

  12. @Tisha Hi Tisha! I keep the points running and use the rewards chart listed in the post to give out rewards. It's been working great this year, especially now that I can do it on my smartphone and iPad. If they've redeemed a prize, then lose points, I keep a checklist of who's earned which prize so I don't give them duplicate rewards. I hope that makes sense and answers your question!

  13. Curious what you do when you have a substitute teacher - do they have access to your Class Dojo?


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