Safe Seat: A seat in the classroom away from other students to help the student regroup, process with the adult, and join the class.
Buddy Room: A seat in another teacher’s classroom to help a student regroup, complete a think sheet, and process with the adult so they may return to the classroom safe seat.
Recovery/Focus Room: A place in the school where students can go to practice replacement skills, stop acting out, calm down, prepare an apology, and create a plan to make better choices for themselves.
Think Sheet: A tool that the student completes to help him/her take ownership of the problem, partner with adults, and create a plan to be successful.
Processing: Questions the adult asks the student so he/she may take ownership, practice skills, and create a plan to make better choices.
Target Behavior Sheet: A daily visual of goals the student is working on to help him/her problem solve.
Triage: Daily “check in” with an adult to practice replacement skills, assess emotions, establish focus about what it means to have a successful day, and formulate solutions if problems occur.
Class Meeting: Weekly meetings facilitated by the adult to help students solve problems, plan events and maintain a positive classroom community.
Goals for Life: Goals that we help students obtain so that they may have the life they want and deserve. Goals for Life are based on the following beliefs:
- I can make good choices even if I am mad.
- I can be okay even if others are not okay.
- I can do something even if I don’t want to (or even if it’s hard).
Replacement Skills: Desired student behaviors that are practiced during triage so the student can be successful at school.