Sunday, July 17, 2016

5 Reasons to use Brag Tags for Effective Classroom Management


5  Reasons Why Brag Tags are your
BEST CHOICE for Effective Classroom Management

Summer is here and I’m so happy to have the time to update a few popular resources from my store, do some bargain shopping and catch up on my blog! Thanks so much for sticking with me!  If you follow me on Instagram, I’ve been much better about giving updates there on all the bargains and fun ideas I’ve been finding! So please take a look when you have a chance! Another great thing about summer is that as teachers, we have time to breathe! I like to use summer to think about what’s working and what’s not in my classroom.  Maybe you do too?  One thing I’d like for you to consider for this coming school year is changing up your classroom management system.  A while back I wrote a blog about my Brag Tags system, which was a real miracle worker for my class!  Once I got my (now NEWLY UPDATED!) Brag Tag system up and running, it was so easy to maintain!  I loved seeing the changes in my students, and the atmosphere in my class, which was both remarkable and heart-warming! I urge you to give it some serious consideration and here’s why:   

Brag Tags for Positive Classroom Management

1.     The most important element of any successful classroom management system is that it’s based on being proactive rather than reactive.  Brag tags are right on point with this--as their purpose is to encourage productive and positive behavior, and to reward with positive attention. We know all too well, that ALL kids want attention, and if they don’t get it for positive behaviors, many times they’ll eventually try to get it for negative behaviors. The proactive structure of my Brag Tags set is the basis for its phenomenal success!

2.     Another key element of a great classroom management system is that not only are classroom expectations made clear through its use, but they’re in positive language and are easy for the teacher to implement and maintain. Everything you need to set up my Brag Tag reward system is enclosed in the packet, including how, and when, to use each tag/necklace. At the end of this post, you can take a look at some of the ways that I organized the tags so that they’re easy to set up, maintain and distribute to students.  Take a look!

3.     Anytime you have a classroom management system that encourages cooperation you know you’re onto something good! The actions and character traits that Brag Tags recognizes definitely impress upon the kiddos how important it is to be helpful and cooperative.   Creating that kind of climate in your classroom carries over into small group learning, whole group learning, and many other types of interactions in which cooperative learning is essential.

4.     As teachers, we’re often, forced to spend so much of our time dealing with negative behavior that we don’t have the time, energy, or means to celebrate positive behavior! Here’s a vivid and sad example:  At the beginning of the year we always learn the squirrely kids’ names first because we’re dealing with them so much right away, that we don’t learn the “quiet one’s” names until later! Sad, but true, eh?  Brag Tags fixes that problem! When I first created this system a few years ago, I kept an ongoing list of all the positive behaviors that needed rewarding and that’s how I came up with many of the brag tags! For example: Giving extra effort, identifying many different (and wonderful!) character traits, and rule followers, just to name a few.

5.     POSITIVITY! If a classroom management system is fun for both teacher and students it will automatically be successful!  The psychology of ‘rewards over punishments’ will always win over strict rules and authoritarian management.  The brag tags system creates so many opportunities to build your students self-esteem and raise their self-confidence level, all while making your classroom run much smoother! All of this equals LESS STRESS for YOU!


Brag Tags for Positive Classroom Management


Here’s everything you’ll need to set up the Brag Tags system!:

And FYI...your little nuggets aren’t the only ones who’ll appreciate being recognized—check out what happened at the end of this year at my school!:  Teachers and staff absolutely love being called out for their traits and successes too! In fact, here’s a REALLY FUN SET of staff brag tags for you!

So, this school year, consider saving your sanity and check out my brag tag system for managing your class with ease and FUN!
Here are some pics of  how I use it!



Brag Tags for Positive Classroom Management

 Samples of each necklace that is included! 250+ options!





 In this $1.99 container I found at Hobby Lobby, I store the key rings & binder clips + all the "future" tags. I organized each container with a purpose.

I used rubber band loom storage containers I found at Meier. You can find containers like these at any craft store such as Michael's, Joann Fabrics & even Walmart.


I included this organizing sheets plus a ton of tech tips! I ended up highlighting where I put each tag with different colors. I am planning on making a "BRAG TAG" cover sheet using that same color I used to highlight. All of the "I am" and "I can" tags are in pink so I will use pink paper for the cover for that particular container.

Click here or below to grab your set! 

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The first five to comment with your email & your favorite part of this blog post will win a set of these brag tags!




37 comments:

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  2. I love to see them in action!! The colors are awesome too! Erin.wilcox@southeastpolk.org

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  3. I LOVE these! The favorite part for me is the set up! I'm a visual learner! =)
    shanateddy75@yahoo.com

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  4. I love that you gave us a supply list! These are exactly what I need for positive classroom management!
    sherrie.bumb@gmail.com

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  5. I love all the pictures and ideas for storage/organization!
    mfaust@usd261.com

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  6. Love your brag tags soooo much!
    amygutsch@sbcglobal.net

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  8. These are fantastic! I can wait to add these to my classroom! mrw0616@gmail.com

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  9. I love that these are proactive, not reactive. Ktm1138@yahoo.com

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  10. This is awesome! I really want to try it out this year. Lyndsey.alvarez@gmail.com

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  11. These are amazing. I am a first year teacher and would love to use them in my class! brittanymckee76@yahoo.com

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  12. Hi. I joined a 2bd gr group on FB. I keep putting your name up for your behavior coupons love these, too! Amy

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  13. Hi. I joined a 2bd gr group on FB. I keep putting your name up for your behavior coupons love these, too! Amy

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  15. I love this idea! Catch them being good creates a more positive and encouraging environment! Thank you for sharing!

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  16. Thank you so much for providing a supply list!

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  17. These are adorable. I have been searching for fun ideas since I found out I am moving from 3rd grade to 1st! Quick question, do the children keep these or return them the follow day or at end of day?

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    1. They will keep them this year. When I did the necklaces they returned them.

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    Hello!

    I recently bought your coupon idea from TPT, loved it!!! I read about it on Pinterest and went ahead and bought it.
    The only thing is that I'm a little confused about when the students get to do what's on the coupon.

    Do they sit at the teacher's desk that Friday when they trade in the fuzzies or do they use the coupon the following week?
    I read your post twice but I didn't find the answer or couldn't figure it out.

    Hope you can answer this for me because I'm more than ready to implement this this year!

    Thanks!!!

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    1. I only trade once a month & they can start using the coupons the following week. Most coupons expire at lunch.

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  20. Since you are doing brag tags do you still do the fuzzies and reward coupons? Thank you.

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  21. Absolutely! They are two different concepts. Reward coupons & fuzzies sabe my sanity!

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  22. Hello! I am your newest follower and loved your post. I look forward to reading more. Have a great weekend and happy blogging!

    Jen @ Professional Bloggers Association
    www.ProfessionalBloggersAssociation.com

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