Hi all, I'm starting at a new school (teaching 4th grade) where the principal asks that everyone uses a clip chart. She really likes everyone being on the same system because the students switch classes for an intervention block and she wants to promote consistency. She also expects that parents get a report of their kid's color. I get it, but I really don't like clip charts. In the past, I have relied heavily on Responsive Classroom and a table points system. Of course, I can still do morning meetings, use teacher language and modeling, etc, but I'm trying to figure out where the clip chart fits in. I feel like a clip chart and table points together is too much. What I really liked about my table points system was that is was very positive. Points were only added, not subtracted, and I saw students working really cooperatively because of it. They also got to choose their own team name, which they seemed to enjoy. I don't know how to get this same "team" mentality with a clip chart. I also don't like the "walk of shame" involved in clip charts and really have no idea what kind of language to use with the kids when using a clip chart. The table points did involve an incentive system with coupons, so I'm not opposed to doing something similar there. Can anyone give me a starting point or ideas about how you have successfully used a clip chart in your classroom without creating a negative culture around it?