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Using Behaviour as a teacher

Award Behaviour points and badges to your students

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Written by Konstantina
Updated over a week ago

Our Behaviour app lets you award or deduct points, and give badges as awards to your students.

Awarding Behaviour Points

Use the search bar at the top right of your screen to locate a class. You can also find one of your class in My classes. 

Once you have found the class you need, from the tab options along the top of the page select Behaviour.

Select one or multiple students that you would like to assign points or badges.

To award Behaviour points, click on ➕or ➖just above the student list to give or deduct points accordingly. 

On the next screen, you will be able to choose a reason for your points from the drop-down menu. 

If your administrators have set up a Behaviour policy, the points value for each reason will be displayed below the title. Selecting the reason will automatically assign these points to your selected students. Alternatively, you will be able to input the number of points you wish to issue on the next step. 

You can also click 'skip reason' if you wish to not specify a reason, unless your school has behaviour writeback enabled (this is because reasons are required when writing information back to your MIS).

💡Please note: If your administrator has pre-assigned a number of points for a reason you will not be able to change it. 

Select the number of points by using the arrows or by typing a number into the box.

Add more details (MIS Writeback)

If your school has chosen to write behaviour information back to your MIS you will be able to change information/add additional details by clicking the link Click here to add more details.

This area will allow you to change the date and populate optional fields such as:

  • Location

  • Time of day

  • Activity

  • Comments

⚠️ Who can see comments?

Comments are internal only by default, however if you'd like to share with students / parents, you can scroll down and toggle the 'Share with students and parents' switch.

Comments you've proactively chosen to share will be visible to students and parents on the web browser and mobile app.

Click 'Finish' and you're done!

💡Note for Behaviour writeback: When deducting points you will also have to choose a status. This status comes from your school's MIS and will therefore vary from one school to another. It is used to provide the escalation status of an incident and is part of the required information we write back. Below is an example:

Issuing Badges

To award a badge, click on ⭐. On the next screen, either scroll down the list or use the search bar to find a badge.

Click Award a badge and you're done!

Top tip: Your administrators can set up custom reasons, customise the badges and create a behaviour policy

Viewing a Student’s Points and Badges

While on your Behaviour tab for a specific class, you can click on the points value to access any student's profile. Similarly, you can use the search bar at the top right of your screen to look up a student at any point. 

On the student profile you can see the most recent reasons for which the student received Behaviour points, the date the points were awarded along with the teacher who awarded the points.

Click through to the Reasons to see a full breakdown of points,  awards and reasons. This report can also be exported into Excel.

Teacher view

Parent & Student View

Parents and students have access to the same dashboard to ensure everyone is kept up to date.

Behaviour Report

If you need to access school-wide Behaviour information, visit  the Reports section and select the Behaviour report

MIS Writeback

Schools who have opted into our premium MIS writeback service can record positive and negative behaviour in Satchel One and enjoy near instant writeback to SIMS.

This allows staff to have access to important behavioural data on both platforms, with the added benefit of students and parents being kept up to data about changes to their Behaviour dashboard through push notifications and email alerts.

What information is written back to SIMS?

  • Date that behaviour was recorded

  • Date that behaviour occurred

  • Name of student

  • Name of teacher logging behaviour

  • Reason for behaviour points being recorded

  • The amount of behaviour points being awarded / deducted

  • Outcome of negative behavioural incident i.e. Resolved / Unresolved / Further Intervention Required

  • Action taken in response to negative incident (optional)

  • Activity occurring at time of behaviour (optional)

  • Comments written by staff [Internal Only / Not shared with students or parents] (optional)

Deleting Points / Badges

To delete points or badges that have been awarded to a student, you will need to visit the relevant student's individual Behaviour profile.

Visit the student's profile by clicking on their avatar or typing their name into the 'Search for students and classes' bar at the top right of your screen.

Click on their 'Behaviour' tab to see a 'Reasons' breakdown at the bottom right where you can see and delete Behaviour points and badges that have been given to this student. You can view a full breakdown by following the link if you need to go further back in time.

  • Teachers, staff members and Admin users can all delete any points / badges that have been awarded

  • If your school has writeback enabled, points will also automatically be removed from your MIS after being deleted from Satchel One.

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