Behaviors in Schoolrunner are very versatile. For example, they're used to both assign and negate detentions. They can also be used to add behavioral notes to students that carry no positive or negative values and to give “cash” to students that they use at a school store, among other uses.
To generalize, a behavior can be configured to have positive or negative outcomes. Each type of behavior has various attributes that affect whether or not it counts towards one type of detention but not toward another; or can be seen by teachers, but not students; or can be used with a multiplier to compound its existing attributes.
It’s often useful to create a note – a behavior that has no value one way or another. A note can be logged along with a message in the behavior comment field, allowing teachers and/or parents to be aware of something without that behavior accruing any positive or negative consequences. Notes can be included on the detention page dropdown menu, but won’t count toward a detention. Regular notes (below) show up on student behavior slips.
If you want to add a note but do not want it to show up on slips, create a new behavior labelled "Internal Note" (below). Toggle the "Hide from Students" setting, ensuring that only teachers are able to see it, and the "Show on homepage" setting if you want the note to be posted for teachers to see when they first log in to Schoolrunner.
Behaviors & Scheduled Tasks
With Schoolrunner it’s possible to set up scheduled tasks to automatically apply behaviors. The first step in doing this is creating behaviors your school wants automatically applied.
If your students also receive a daily or weekly deposit into their merit or cash “accounts”, create a behavior named "Deposit", or something similar. In the "Merit Value" field, enter "1" and toggle "Show Multiplier" on (your scheduled task can give this x10 or x100, depending on how much students should get).
Then, assign this behavior to be applied by a scheduled task on a daily or weekly basis, according to your behavior system.
These are but a few examples of the ways your school can utilize behaviors. If you have questions about how to do more with behaviors, contact your Schoolrunner administrator or contact Schoolrunner support.