A tech colleague tipped me off today that another teacher went to our P and told her we MUST try out Class Dojo this year (after going to a workshop on classroom management). I tried out - well tested out at home/not in a classroom setting - the tool about a year or so ago and hated it. It seemed like all the kids could see the points and I wasn't crazy about the parents seeing every little (good/bad) thing their kid did. (We all have off days that our parents shouldn't know about ... and then there are those helicopter parents) Besides our school dropping a ton of money on iPad minis for teachers to use for this ONE FREE APP, I just don't think this is for my type of classroom setting... plus it's ANOTHER tech tool: on top of managing 8 classrooms in a learning management system, 8 classes in Google Classroom, and keeping up with emails/messages through Outlook and our LMS. I left my meeting with the tech person in a huff about having to do this without any discussion as a group on if we WANTED to do this. (So I'm being forced... I'm a team player, but I don't like being FORCED to use/do something. Plus tbh the teacher who is leading this decision is pretty bossy... I do scheduling for events at school and she is always the first person stomping down to my classroom to yell at me about how much she hates how I've scheduled things and God help me if I don't change it... maybe that's playing into this decision a bit too.) Okay so I threw a fit to my husband and he told me to just let it go and accept what I can't change - I'm trying to make the best of it, I started playing around with the tool again today to see what changes were made and I kinda like it. I like the new Facebook-like features of having each child have a personal wall where they can post updates on their school day and I can add stuff too. I also like that the positive and negative "actions" can be personalized per class. And THAT feature is what I want to play up in my classroom: the kids get to decide what they should earn positive points for and what they should earn negative points for. If that intro was too long to read, skip down to this part.... (sorry) I don't want to walk into this blindly - I did read some blogs about Class Dojo but I wanted to see what teachers are using for positive actions (and how many points) and for negative actions (and how many points). Can you please share what you're using? I still want to have the kids agree on it (8 different classes though... sigh) but want some expert guidance on this to help us. Thanks!