Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Rest Area

During our time together at summer school we have SO many things to accomplish and so little time to do them!  To make things run smoother and to help encourage students to reflect on their choices and make even better ones next time I've created a "rest" area. :-)  This is a place for students to sit and think about the less than desirable choices they have made regarding their behavior or attitude.  A few moments of "resting" and students are ready to join back in with the classroom activities doing even better than before!  The musical rests remind them that this is a time for silence.

8 comments:

  1. What do you do if you have more than one student over there?

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  2. I LOVE this! :) This will definitely be implemented in August! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. I absolutely LOVE this idea. I hate having to say time-out. Right now, I just say for a student to go to the grey chair or the orange chair but I like this so much better. Must do for next year!

    Cara
    http://miscellaneousme.wordpress.com

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  4. Actually, for these activities I expected more than one at a time in the rest area. I created three identical chairs and placed them around the room. I had a few extra empty chairs, but never needed to use more than the three. Its amazing how putting one student in the rest area for a bit motivated the others to make good choices! :-)

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  5. i just found your blog... and spent hours looking through it! what great ideas! thanks for posting :) the new school i'm teaching at uses a similar setup but calls it a "safe seat." i like rest area better for music!

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  6. love this idea!

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  7. I have a "re-tune chair." Just like instruments need to be re-tuned, sometimes our behavior does too!

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  8. I like that! Sometimes I need to sit in the re-tune chair! :-)

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