Class Dojo is a free behavioral management tool that allows teachers to give students points to reinforce positive behaviors and remove points for negative behaviors. Overall, teachers are able to track behavior data over time, and share this info with parents and administrators.
Some teachers like Class Dojo, like Mrs. M. While other teachers dislike it, like Mr. R.
I love using Class Dojo! So do my students! It has helped them track their progress in reading and writing skills. Also, it has helped my teaching by collecting and displaying information that allowed me to monitor’ behavior in the class, individual and as a group.
I do not like Class Dojo. It is far too points-focused for the way that I teach and/or want my students to learn. It reinforces external rewards, it misses the actual understanding of why students do what they do, I also do not like how it shows everyones points to everyone, that should be kept private.
Overall, Class Dojo can benefit certain teachers and classrooms, but it can also not be the right method or tool for other classrooms. It all depends on the educator and if it fits into their routine and way of teaching.