I want to start fresh this year with things that didn't work and obviously keep the things that did. One thing I feel needs some tweaking is my behavior management system/plan. I started my teaching career 7 years ago with the green, yellow, red system because that is what the majority of my coworkers used. Over the years I modified it slightly by taking it off the wall for so it was more private, adding a color below red for really severe behaviors, and changing/modifying the consequences that came with each color. I have also added other things like whole class incentives (marbles in a jar and when filled get a reward), individual positive recognition, spontaneous rewards, etc. The thing I keep coming back to is the "spotlight" discipline method (red, yellow, green). I just feel like I want to get rid of it. I think it works fine but I also feel like other things could work fine also. I think I'm also bored with it in general. And if I'm bored, maybe the kids are too? They've been seeing this system for the most part since kindergarten and I just wonder how much meaning it has to them anymore (especially for those whose parents don't seem to pay attention to it). So here is my dilema... I cannot think of another plan that is so non labor intensive, easy, and most importantly is easy to communicate to parents. It is so simple to stamp a colored dot in their agenda every day (sometimes with a note) and the parents have an idea of how their child's day went. So my question is, what other type of system do you use? And what I really want to know is, how is that system and information about the students' day communicated to parents in a way that isn't overly time consuming? Thanks so much for any ideas!