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Core Values + ClassDojo

This year our school has adopted the 5 C’s for our core values and overarching motto. They underpin our relationships with students, the Chapels and devotions we have and our behaviour management. At our fortnightly assemblies, we recognise a student from each year level who has demonstrated the particular ‘C’ of the fortnight.

The 5 C’s are:

  • Christ-centred

  • Caring

  • Committed (to learning)

  • Courteous

  • Considerate

Even though I introduced these with my class early on in the year and refer to them throughout the week when praising certain behaviour, I felt that I wasn’t utilising the 5 C’s to their full potential. I recently began using ClassDojo and the little lightbulb in my head lit up last week when I came up with a way to integrate the two aspects.

Previously, my ClassDojo positive behaviours were things like ‘On Task’, ‘Listening’, ‘Helping Others’, ‘Teamwork’, ‘Persisting’ and ‘Following instructions quickly’ (I have a lot of dawdlers in my class!). ¬†After I integrated the 5 C’s into my positive behaviours, they now look like this:

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Some of theme are a little long to see at a glance and I’ve added a few adverbs to help my students further understand. I now have:

  • Calmly Persisting

  • Carefully Listening

  • Classroom Care

  • Committed & On Task

  • Complete Instructions Quickly

  • Considerate

  • Cooperation (Teamwork)

  • Courtesy & Kindness (Speaking Kindly)

As a fan of alliteration and catchy titles, I’m hoping that these 8 C’s will tie in with the 5 that we already recognise as a whole school, meaning that students will be completely immersed in the language and the expected actions.