LiveSchool revolves around recognizing and encouraging positive student choices through points. This article provides a detailed overview of LiveSchool points, including how they are earned, their significance, and how they contribute to building a positive school culture.
What is a LiveSchool Point?
LiveSchool points are a reflection of the school-wide behavior expectations set for students. Students earn points as they move from class to class, and all teachers contribute to a student's point balance, acting as a "bank account" for points earned. Teachers can award points to students in various school settings, such as the hallway, cafeteria, or playground.
The Power of Points
Points play a vital role in shaping school-wide systems that provide feedback to students and parents while fostering a positive culture within the school. Additionally, points are aggregated into real-time data reports, allowing administrators to identify areas that require additional support and ensuring equitable behavior feedback distribution.
Select your Student(s)
Teachers can award points by selecting students from the Points screen. There are various methods to view and choose students for point awards, including the Roster Picker, Search feature, or Select All option:
Use the Roster Picker to select a roster and view only the students you are teaching:
Search for Student(s)
The search feature in the top right corner enables you to quickly find any student in the school – perfect for awarding points in areas like the cafeteria or during recess:
Select All simplifies the process of awarding points to your entire class:
This feature can create excitement during procedures and routines.
It allows you to deselect students who do not meet expectations.
The Select All icon is a series of rectangles located in the top-right corner of the Points screen.
Record Behaviors and Award Points
After selecting students, teachers can access the school-wide rubric:
Teachers can choose behaviors to record and click "Submit" to award points.
Visualize points awarded to students through point bubbles – green for positive points and red for negative points:
Specific points and comments for a student can be viewed by selecting the student, clicking the three dots, and choosing "Timeline."
Date and Location Customization
Teachers can retrospectively modify the date and time of a point using the time selector in the top right corner:
If a behavior occurs outside the classroom, teachers can also select an appropriate location.
Point Bubble Display Options
Customize how point bubbles are displayed:
Less Paperwork, More Teamwork!
LiveSchool automatically compiles the awarded points into real-time reports, including Timeline, Scoreboards, and Dashboards. These data reports enable teachers and administrators to better understand student behavior, identify trends, and focus on areas that require additional support.
Reward Great Behavior with Awesome Rewards
Points are linked to incentives, rewards, and celebrations, creating a fun and motivating environment for students:
Provide Feedback to Students and Families
Schools can use LiveSchool's student and parent/guardian app to provide direct access to points and feedback for families, strengthening the home-school connection:
What Teachers Are Saying
Hear from teachers who have successfully integrated LiveSchool into their classrooms and experienced its positive impact on student behavior and engagement: