Signal interference is one of those tools that is a non-verbal way to correct your students when they are doing an appropriate behavior within your classroom. This tool does not cause any distractions towards other students and it is meant to only target one or multiple specific students who are having difficulty that need to be corrected. What’s great about the strategy is that peers around them will not be distracted by this corrective tool.
The cool-down buddy tool is a corrective strategy that can help students who are going through emotions during class time and need a chance to cool down. When the student is upset, they can quietly walk to tap their cool-down buddy on the shoulder, and walk to the designated cool-down spot in the classroom together.
In a kindergarten classroom, when there are multiple behaviors occurring at once, it can be hard to get the attention of the class and redirect the behaviors. Using an alternative to Simon Says, students follow actions I say, such as “if you can hear me put your hands on your head” and progressively get quieter until I have all students’ attention.