REMOVE FROM ROOM
Why should I do it?
- To address a student without an “audience” watching
- To speak with a student who feeds off of “audiences”
- To help a child “save face” with peers due to being emotional, out of control, etc.
- To protect students’ safety
- Avoids disrupting the entire class
- Avoids exposing other students to behaviors, emotional reactions, etc, of the student being removed
- Reduces stress on other students
When should I do it?
- When a child’s behaviors become excessively disruptive, defiant, and non-compliant in the class room
- When you need to address a student without an “audience” watching
- When addressing a student who feeds off of “audiences”
- When you need to address a student about something and want to help them “save face” with peers due to being emotional, out of control, embarrassed, etc.
- When a student’s behaviors threaten their and others’ safety
- When a student’s behavior becomes too severe to manage in the class room and the student is non-compliant
How do I do it?
- Use a calm, neutral, non-threatening tone
- Give the child choices, for example:
- Johnny, you may either leave the room and go to the office or I will call Principal Doe down; it’s your choice
- Send an office referral if you send the child to the office
- Call down to the office to let them know the child is on the way and to make sure the child arrives at the office
- Have an adult accompany the child to the office if possible
- If you just send the child into the hall and speak with them, do not stand in front of the doorway where the class can see, step out of the line of view of any other students
- Maintain a calm, neutral, and low tone in the hall to avoid other students hearing what is being discussed and to maintain privacy and discretion
- NEVER restrain a child if you have not been trained in restraint methods and procedures UNLESS you absolutely must to keep them or other students safe
- Call your administrator who will be trained in restraint if restraint becomes necessary to remove the child from the classroom