Time-Out - Overview

Uploaded by responsiveclassroom on 30.08.2010


Narrator: Time-out is a Responsive Classroom strategy for helping children
develop self control and make good choices for their behavior.

When a child is not following the rules,
the teacher tells that child in a calm and non-punitive way to go alone
to a designated time-out area.
While in time-out, that child is expected to work on regaining self-control as quickly as possible
so she or he can come back to the group
and participate in a positive way.

In this video you will see two teachers, a third-grade and a first-grade teacher,
introduce and teach time-out to students.
While the basic technique they use is the Responsive Classroom approach to time-out,
each teacher introduces some variations to meet the needs of that specific group of students.