Behavior Management Writing Exercises for
Classroom Use





Self Assessments and Behavior Contracts












The Pledge
"I WILL NOT USE MY HANDS OR MY WORDS FOR HURTING
MYSELF OR OTHERS" …
fourteen words to help people PAY ATTENTION
to the things we say and do to ourselves and others that causes pain. The
Pledge encourages dialogue about all forms of abuse and violence…from name
calling, belittling, put downs, and negative self talk (I’m stupid, ugly…) that
can escalate to suicide and/or murder.

When taking the Purple Hands Pledge you are asked to trace your own hand
on purple paper, sign your name and age and post your Pledge in your home,
school, workplace, place of worship, or wherever people live and work
together to serve as a visual reminder of your personal commitment to stop
and think before you say or do anything hurtful. Anger is a feeling, violence is
always a choice.

The Purple Hands Pledges represent symbols of Unity as we reinforce and
recognize the Power and Value of every individual's choice...to use our words
and actions to help...not to hurt…ourselves or others.

Ann S. Kelly
Author - Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Pledge - 1997
Creator - Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Logo - 1997
"It is common sense to take a method and try it.
If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Behavior Management and Strategies
-  Journal   (pdf  word)
-  Respect Lesson   (
pdf   word)
-  Responsibility Lesson   (
pdf    word)
-  Safety Lesson   (
pdf    word)
-  Talking Lesson   (
pdf    word)
-  Timeout Lesson   (
pdf   word)
Listen to Free Earl - Karma Helps
Earl - the Karma Guy
Lesson:  Make Good
       From Bad
-  Think sheet (pdf)
-   Phi Kappa Responsibility (
pdf)
-   Curriculum, Instruction, Behavior Management, and Discipline (
word)
-  Contract weekly (word)
-  Student Reflection (word)
-   Classroom In Control  (
word)
-   Responsibility - Marven Marshall  (
wav)