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use of time-out.
• Time-out should typically be a short-term intervention, lasting about
one to five minutes (Burton & Parks, 1998; Ewing, 2000) 28 • For time-out to be effective, participating in your classroom should be
more reinforcing or engaging than being in time-out. Be aware that
some students will use time-out to avoid disliked classroom tasks
(Ewing, 2000; Reid, 1999). • With time-out procedures that remove students from your classroom,
be careful of a negative reinforcement effect. Teachers may become
more likely to use these procedures in order to avoid problem students. • If you have a separate time-out room, it should be well lit, well
ventilated, temperature controlled, and students should be able to exit
the room quickly in case of an emergency (Torem, 2000).
Social Cognitive Theory and Classroom Management Social cognitive theory contributes to our understanding of classroom
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This document was uploaded on 03/29/2014 for the course EPS 324 at N. Arizona.
- Spring '08