Why should I do it:
We learn from reflecting on experiences, good and bad. A Reflection Sheet is a very effective tool to use when a student is displaying unacceptable behaviors and can be used in conjunction with the Class Rules. The sheets can be used to help correct undesired behaviors.
When should I do it:
When students are exhibiting unacceptable behaviors.
When students are not following school/class rules.
When students are on task, displaying appropriate behaviors, and following school/class rules—Give praise, incentives, or NED tickets
How do I do it:
The teacher explains briefly to the student (or writes on pass) why they are being sent and what behaviors or rules they were breaking.
The student is told to go to the Buddy Room with a pass or a designated area in class
The student is withdrawn to reflect on his/her behavior and completes the Reflection Sheet.
The student discusses the behavior and plans for improvement with the teacher after it is completed.
A timer may be used.
Alternatives to writing may be drawing pictures, talking into a microphone and recording responses, or typing responses into computer. A desk set apart from the other students may serve as a reflection center.
Please keep reflection sheets as documentation, send copies home or notify parents on Engrade if student is completing an excessive amount of reflections.