The Think Time Strategy
The Think Time strategy is designed to:
- deliver a stable response to problem behavior across all staff.
- provide the student a quiet period to enable the child to save face and regain control.
- provide the child with feedback and an opportunity to plan for subsequent performance.
- enable the teacher and student to cut off a negative social exchange and initiate a positive one.
By designating a quiet location in another classroom where a disruptive student can be sent, and by eliminating threats and ultimatums, Think Time serves as a response to disruptive behavior. The teacher initiates a debriefing process after the student has had “thinking time.”