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Old 09-29-2010, 07:20 PM
 
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I have always wondered about the effectiveness of time out. I don't think I've ever had a student who minded time out enough to behave to avoid it. Same thing this year - my first with RC. They love it there. I tell them to think about how they can return to the group - but they are not close enough for me to monitor them that closely. They never say they are ready to come back and don't want to come back when I direct them to. I think they feel the same way about going into another room (although I seldom do that and haven't done it this year.) Once I even had a student come back and tell her mother she wanted to transfer into the other room. It's an adventure for them, they get to see what the other class is doing. And, if they are doing something fun next door, it really great to watch. The only kids who really don't want these times out are those who are well behaved most of the time.

I'm trying...but it isn't easy.


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