How it works: Each morning I write his name on the board and under it I draw 5 stars. He gets a warning, but if he breaks a rule, he comes up and erases a star. Having him be the one to erase the stars shows him 1) that I trust him and 2) that keeping/erasing the stars is in HIS POWER!
If he has any stars left at the end of the day, he gets the class reward. I usually give out stickers at the end of the day and prize box on Friday.
I have also included a communication sheet because his mom likes to get something in writing each day so she can follow through at home. So far, it's working and the whole room feels more positive.
How do you deal with challenging students? Please leave a comment-- I'd love to hear your ideas!