as a new teacher, i have been having some trouble with classroom management in 1st and 2nd grade. my host teacher and i came up with a new system to encourage good behavior! i don't like to yell and be really firm, so positive reinforcement is the way to go for me! i got a pack of rainbow stickers and throughout class while they work, i'll put them on the backs of the students who are doing really well at following directions, helping their neighbors, raising their hands, etc. at the end of class, whoever has a rainbow on their back gets their name on a crayon that i hang out in the hall. they were pretty excited about it so far! i have two boards to fill with names!