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    Cam's teacher (3rd grade) uses it, but only for the messaging capability. She often sends class-wide reminders and even direct messages through dojo.

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    My son is in 5th and his teachers use it. I'm not a huge fan. I see things like "not paying attention" and "talking in the halls" and wonder, would you have told me about it if not for this app? How much weight should I give to this? We ended up saying we want him to have at least 80% positive by the end of the week. We aren't expecting perfection, but want him to be doing a bit better. Talking in the halls, while I get may be distracting, wasn't something that has ever been reported to me before, though.

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    Met with the teacher and Learning specialist this morning. Apparently I am the first person to mention that they don't like Class Dojo. I assured them I am not the only parent in the classroom with Dojo issues.

    I stated that I like to come home from work and leave it at work. My son comes home and wants to know how many points he has for the day and what did he lose point for today. Since he is aspergers/adhd the he gets enough negative reinforcement. I don't need to start my even homework session with him rehashing what went wrong at school (unless it is something huge).

    I agree I don't need this level of detail and neither does he. I know my NT kid would be all over this but this kid only focuses on how bad he was and then is down on himself - ugh.
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    I have the app because DD's grade 4 teacher is using it (first time for me). I should go look and see if there's anything on there because I couldn't tell you. I thought it was more for offering a quick method of communication, didn't get a "scorekeeping" vibe from the teacher. Hmm.
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    Annika's teacher is using it, and it works fabulously for them in Kindergarten. Cadence's teacher in 3rd grade doesn't use it as much.

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    My son's freshman English teacher uses it. I find it absurd that such a thing is used in a high school setting.

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    Like Yelp for students???

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    My son's (senior elementary) teacher has recently started using it and I really like it. He usually gives us a short summary of what they covered in class, upcoming assignments and gives that days homework.

    We've also used it a few times for private messages. He doesn't use it as a points system, though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix rising View Post
    My son's (senior elementary) teacher has recently started using it and I really like it. He usually gives us a short summary of what they covered in class, upcoming assignments and gives that days homework.

    We've also used it a few times for private messages. He doesn't use it as a points system, though.



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    Now that sounds like a good use of the system. My son's teacher refuses to put upcoming assignments up. They have to write them in an agenda. She does take points away from them when they don't do an assignment but doesn't state what assignment is missing just "missing homework"

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    I don't like it. It seems so impersonal and canned. But really...I've never been a huge fan of any classroom management "system" except for those that pertain to kids with special needs, that might need a structure to work within. When kids misbehave in my classroom, I simply talk to them. It's old fashioned and not tech-terrific but it works. And it treats children like human beings with real feelings.

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