August 8, 2015

Brag Tags: How to Use, Store, and Manage Your Tags

This is the first year I'm going to try "Brag Tags". I know a lot of people aren't a fan of the name-- since we usually give the word "brag" a bad connotation (especially in school)-- but I am planning on starting the year by discussing what "bragging" really is. What does it look like? Sound like? Who might do it? 

Then I'm going to move my students toward a discussion that it's alright to feel proud of yourself-- just as long as you're not doing it at someone else's expense. The lesson I want them to carry with the brag tags: It's great to be proud of your accomplishments. And it's ok to be proud because my teacher is proud of me. 

Thus-- I don't really have issues with the name. It's all in how you set it up! 

Here is my brag tag board at school:
I'm going to hang student necklaces using pushpins. I'm also planning to probably staple a few tags around the board-- just to fill in some of the white space. 

This board sits right next to my Class Dojo board (I'm sure you've seen the pics before):
I am going to attempt both this year! I think it's going to be fun!

I finally got my brag tag necklaces ordered. I got mine from Etsy-- but there are millions of places you can find them:
And I bought some tags off of TPT (check out "Lucky Little Learners" for some great ones!)-- and made some for my own kiddos. I finally got them ALL printed, laminated, and cut out. I am storing them in this organizer from Lowes (around $19):
Here are some of the tags I made (like the Dojo ones on the bottom of my organizer)-- and these adorable "Happy Birthday" tags (you can find these in my store)
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Birthday-Brag-Tags-2018596
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Birthday-Brag-Tags-2018596
I've also got some fun dinosaur themed tags-- I know the boys will love these! To read more details visit my store
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Dinosaur-Brag-Tags-2017651
Have you ever used brag tags before? I'd love to hear who you buy your tags from-- I'm always looking for new ones! Or how you manage your tags!

Thanks for stopping by-- hope you have a blessed week! 

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for the information. You have a very good article. I found it informative and useful. Keep up the good work and God bless!

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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  2. Hello. I was wondering if you sell your class dojo brag tags in your store?

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    1. Hello Alexis! Unfortunately I cannot post the Class Dojo tags due to their "Terms of Use" in their clip art. I hope this makes sense!

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  3. Hi, how did you make your brag tag pennant banner? It's exactly what I'm looking for!!

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    1. Hello! I bought this editable banner from "Instruct and Inspire" on TPT! Here is the link: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Editable-Banner-1636622

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  4. Do you print your tags on regular computer paper?

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    1. Yes! Lamination is all you need to make them sturdy 😊

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