I have a student in my class with ADHD, who wasn’t responding to our class rewards system alone. He needed something else to keep him busy and working towards an end goal each school day. From a quick google search, I came across the idea for behavior bingo. The student has his own bingo board (that I laminated in order to be used with dry-erase markers) where I write each day what he is working towards (usually coloring pages, snack, or his own prize box) and cross out boxes as he displays positive behavior. I’ll be honest – there are days where this works beautifully and he truly is displaying the most positive behavior in order to receive what he is working towards that day. There are however quite a few days where it doesn’t seem to matter how many x’s he gets on his board. It’s a work in progress but also a great tool for an individual behavior plan. He gets very excited when an x gets checked of his board and it’s a constant visual reminder of what he needs to be doing in class in order to learn and not distract others throughout the day.
I also have these rules laminated and taped next to his name tag. He knows what they all say, and I regularly read through each rule out loud to him. It’s a good visual as well. Also, when he seems to be forgetting what he needs to be doing, I am able to simply walk by his desk and point to these rules as a quick, silent reminder of what is expected in the classroom.
I’ve attached the file for the bingo board I created: Behavior Bingo (clickable). It’s just a word document, so you could change the fonts/colors and edit however you would like!