“Sending students in the emotional state to a new location gives them the underlying message that they are capable of handling their situation on their own.”—
Love and Logic, pg 41.
Do you agree or disagree? -PPT
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- sofitheteacup said: Tentatively disagree, as an elementary teacher. Think a lot of the suggestions/strategies in the book are not developmentally appropriate for my level or maybe for my specific kids. I don’t think they’d make that connection.
Responding to sofitheteacup -
I don’t think that the kid needs be able to think “Oh my teacher thinks I can handle this on my own.” In pre-k, we have safe spots. I send my students there when they are upset or acting out. I let them determine how long they stay; they are welcome to join us when they feel like they can be respectful / follow the rules. One of the developmental milestones I’m require to keep track of is whether or not a child is able to self-soothe. Giving them the opportunity and space away from the group is important.
When a child is misbehaving to an extreme, I talk to them when they come out and ask if they know what they did wrong, and what they can do in those situations. Usually (not always), the child is able to do so after being given some time to calm down. I think that this skill would only improve as the child got older — being able to calm down, think about what they did and the consequences of their actions.