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A behavior chart, also called a behavior modification chart can be used in classrooms and hospitals for measurement the behavior of the children. Behavior charts are made according to a program which has to be achieved. If it is achieved, the children have done well. If not, there were some problems in their behavior and class activity. Behavior charts are basically done for the child. Children can acquire attentive attitude towards their own behavior and can improve their activity in class, when they look at the results of their classmates, who have done better results.

Behavior chart means that the children pay attention to their way of doing things. If you grab the children's attention, you already win the battle. When they start to pay attention to their activity, they also start to take care of their behavior. Competitiveness between the children is very strong: if the kids see that someone is doing well on the behavior chart, they will try to be like him/her.

Behavior charts can be a little scary at the beginning. Some children are really nervous and if they are presented with an evidence of how they behaved, and if they are given a place at a top 30, they really get anxiety problems. That's why you shouldn't be so strict with them,and explain to them that behavior charts are something meant to help them improve themselves. Tell them they don't need to feel stressed at being assessed like that. A behavior chart provides them only with a necessary information about how to improve themselves, so they should pay attention to it and not get offended by the results.

Some behavior charts can lead to rewarding the kids that did well. This can be very motivating for them , but excruciating for the others. That's why the rewards should be neutral. In some schools the rewards are points which they can spend in a token economy on various treats. They can get extra recess, treats, or the right to use the best toys. When a group has collected certain number of points, they get a pizza party, or another group party, which is considered the cherry on the top of the behavior chart. When you put a child in a group, he or she starts feeling part of it, and gains as many points as he/she can. That's why group work is considered the best when it comes to behavior.

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