I totally agree regarding "behavioral management" charts.
I think they are a bad idea for several reasons.
The "sign on the back
" problem you mentioned for one.
Additionally, it implies that there is some sort of behavioral "score board". Winners and losers. Labeling children as "good
" or "bad
Talk about self-fulfilling prophesies!
Numerous studies have shown that children quickly (within 1 year) conform to a teacher's biases and prejudices academically and behaviorally.
Some of the saddest studies you will ever read.
I also it takes away a feeling of internal responsibility from children. Teaching them that positive behavior can only be "enforced
" from above. This doesn't teach children to be moral, this teaches children how to game a system. The result is training machiavellian thinking