Student Contributor: N. Cabiad
When a situation or behavior problem has occurred, the student/s involved will be relocated to a classroom that has previously agreed to take on a student for a break. The student will be handed a pass and will go to the guest classroom for an allotted amount of time to cool off and remove themselves from where the issue had occurred.
This tool is when teachers choose to send a student to a separate classroom for a length of time (5-15 minutes) so that the student is able to calm down or simply be removed from a situation. This tool is used as a “break”, but can be very effective, as I have seen in some of the classrooms I volunteer for. We have used this tool to get students away from the conflict and thinking about something besides the situation that may have just occurred. The students are not always happy to go, but this action diffuses the situation and allows you as a teacher to focus on the rest of the class.
This tool fits into the corrective phase because we as teachers will utilize this tool when the situation or behavior has occurred. This tool helps prevent physical violence or other escalation of an issue. The theory of influence that this tool uses is teacher directed. Because it is the teacher that takes the initiative to send a student out of the classroom, this tool is teacher directed. The action to prevent further disruption is acted upon solely by the teacher, not the student.
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Tool Source: Grant Elementary