How I Use It
I have used Class Dojo in my third grade classroom for many years. Class Dojo is an excellent tool for managing student behavior through positive reinforcement. Students can be given positive points and negative points based on behavior. I have found that negative points rarely need to be given as the positive points gain attention and others want to earn those points as well. I project Class Dojo on the marker board all day and run class Dojo through my ipad or laptop. Parents can also be linked to our Dojo account and track student progress throughout the day. Data is also gathered and compiled into several different report options that can be printed and shared with parents. Teachers can also use the "Class Story" option to post pictures and updates about classroom happenings for parents.
I am a huge fan of Class Dojo! It has become a necessary tool for instruction in my classroom. It motivates the students to put forth their best behavior. It allows for positive reinforcement, consistent communication with parents, and viable data to share with parents and administrators. Class Dojo helps me stay consistent in my behavior management and I don't find myself nattering at students. I just find a student that deserves a positive point. When the others hear the "Dojo Ding" they take the hint and straighten up in order to get their own point.