Calm Down Techniques - Books, Posters, and Supports
Calm Down Techniques will help you teach your students strategies to calm down when they are upset. It includes a class read aloud, calm down posters, calm down cards, yoga cards, deep breaths visual, book list, positive notes, and more!
The Privilege Jar - This is an excellent idea for rewarding extremely good behavior and reinforcing that character traits you want to develop. _ I can also imagine a Consequences Jar. Level of consequences on color coded car. When they need discipline have the child pull a consequences card in the color code that is appropriate for the action
After several warnings the student takes a form (I keep them on a clipboard) into the hallway or a colleague's classroom. The completed form is his/her ticket back into class. Besides dealing with repeat offenders, this is also very effective to separate a student who is acting out distracting others. Recurring issues written in the student's own handwriting is very powerful during parent conferences, and can be attached to discipline referrals if needed.
reward system based on 'real world' -- kids earn chips for good behaviors and chores, then turn them in for things they want. they also lose chips for behaviors that aren't acceptable. (this is the chart I created for my little nanny-kids)