Monday, October 20, 2014

Safe Spot

Sometimes, we all just need a time out.  Students that need a time out are able to ask to go to the Safe Spot.  A Safe Spot is a designated location in the classroom that students are able to go to and calm down.  In the Safe Spot in my classroom, I have a Calming Caddy that students can go through. Click here to see more about creating your own Calming Caddy.  Students then have to fill out a reflection form that states why they needed to go there.  I keep track of how many time students ask to go to the Safe Spot.  This way, I can meet with students that go too often - maybe they need deeper help (like from a social worker) or they just want to play.  Ideally, having a Safe Spot helps students to monitor and fix their own behaviors so problems are reduced in your classroom.

If you are interested in creating your own Safe Spot, check out the free download on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Safe Spot

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