Sometimes we need to go to great lengths to ensure that the classroom environment works for our students. Instead of trying to adapt all areas of your room, it might be more beneficial for some students to have their own work area. Structuring a work area can be a highly effective antecedent intervention that can prevent problem behaviors before they occur. I caught your attention with that one didn’t I? Preventing problem behavior? Sold. For students who are extremely active or have high needs behaviors, creating an environment that works to prevent these issues is critical.
Check out my video tutorial of how I structured a student work area that helped to significantly decrease running and falling out behaviors.
Check out this student’s work/break schedule here.
Happy 2014 🙂