jGR works better for me with Three and Done. I know that it is my own way of holding kids accountable, and I certainly don’t want to say it is the best way, although I am very happy with how it works. I did mention Three and Done before here (links below), and my appreciation of how it supports and gives respect to and upholds jGR keeps increasing. How does it work?
When a kid does something that puts her in the 2 category of jGR or below, and kids are constantly doing that until they are trained and really believe that their grade will suck if they don’t do what they are told in terms of the Classroom Rules, I walk over to a blank spreadsheet of the class. At the top of the spreadsheet are these things, one in each column:
They stand for bathroom, cell phone, unexcused absence, unexcused tardy, blurting, visiting.
Anyway, I have had only five cell phone use incidents this year in all my classes. I walk over, let the kid know I saw the texting, and, without saying a word, I just go over and put the date in the box next to the kid’s name in the spreadsheet, in the CPH column.
It’s so simple and just takes a few seconds. I do the same thing if they walk in tardy. Unexcused absences are dealt with in a similar way, but the next day, if they give me an excuse. Blurting is always written down when it happens. Same with visiting with neighbors.
This all is hard to explain. A main point is that there is never any confrontation with the kid or interruption of the CI. I just make the note, and the kids knows then that two more in any one category results in a referral and Saturday School, and they don’t do it again.
That’s right, three offenses in one category and I’m done and over it goes to the people in the building who deal with that stuff.
Three and Done supports jGR. Then, when I need any documentation for giving the 2, or even the 1, on jGR, I have it. It works for me. Just sharing.