Behavior Management Strategy: The Level System Appropriate Grade Level: 1st-12th grade Procedures/Steps: There are four values to the level system – belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity (see below for definitions of each value). A student is expected to meet a particular pre-established rating daily in order to progress forward. Once the student’s progress at a given level is consistent the student moves to the next level. The students are rated twice a day on their progress towards their goals. Rating is 1-6; A rating of one indicates the greatest need for support, supervisions, and intervention in order for the student to be successful. A rating of six signifies that the student only required the support supervision, and intervention usually expected for peers the same age. Review progress with the student. Comments and/or tips: There are four essential components of self-esteem: the need for significance, competence, power, and virtue. Belonging: Becoming a participating member of the group Building individual skills, developing self control, and being a contributing member of the group. Practicing self discipline and group leadership skills. Accepting responsibility for self and the well being of others. This strategy helps teachers realize what moves the student along towards their goals. Make adjustments based on student’s individual needs Source: Harper, E. (2005). A circle of courage level system in day treatment. Reclaiming Children and Youth, 14(3), 152-156.