Teacher Toolbox
Classroom Management - Behavior in the Classroom

Self-Monitoring Sheet Use Directions

1. Explain to the student the purpose of learning self-monitoring behavior:

  • You can become more independent.
  • You learn to become more in control of your actions.
  • When you can practice self-control, the instructors are not correcting you all the time.

2. Review the replacement behaviors from the Behavior Management Plan with the student.

3. The student will rate on the Self-Monitoring Sheet how he felt he did in the class for the replacement behavior areas using a scale:

  • 3 is great.
  • 2 is OK
  • 1 is oops (not so good)

4. At the end of the day, review with the student how he/she did. Use the questions at the end of the sheet to have the student think about the day and his or her actions.

5. Discuss with the student what worked, what did not, and see if there are things the student can try the next time.

6. Gather the sheets and chart the student's data using graphs. This can be used to help monitor progress, see if there are patterns in the behavior, and help to motivate the student. Review the graphed data weekly with the student.

This method is to help guide the student to reflect upon his/her actions. The adult does not check off or rate the student on this form.

Teachers can also rate the student for each area and compare their ratings with the student. They can use the information to discuss if their perspectives match with the student's and why.