INDIVIDUAL WORK SPACE
Why should I do it?
- Helps students with poor attention and focus
- Students with behavior problems can be more easily managed
- Increases attending behaviors
- Improves work production and listening
- Minimizes distractions
When should I do it?
- When a student is off task, inattentive, or distractible
- When a student is acting out, disruptive, off task, talking, exhibiting outbursts, etc
- When students are off task, talking out of turn, making noises, drawing attention to themselves, etc
How do I do it?
- If you have study carrels or dividers, you may use these to create a work space for a student
- Consider moving the student’s desk near the teacher
- Setting up books or strategically positioning the student near or around objects in the room can act as natural dividers, like tables, shelves, walls, etc.
- You may set up a separate work space for a student in addition to their normal desk or seating location, for example at a table near the teacher
- Students may do well with sound isolating earphones to block out sound in addition to an individual work space