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The Think Time Strategy

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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children
Children Succeeding in School

Students performing at grade level or meeting state curriculum standards
Children and youth not engaging in violent behavior or displaying serious conduct problems

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Early Childhood (0-8)
       Middle Childhood (9-12)
     Type of Setting
       Elementary School
       Middle School
     Type of Service
       Instructional Support
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Behavior Problems
       Mental Health

Evidence Level  (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs

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Program Overview

The Think Time Strategy helps teachers with classroom management in elementary schools by addressing disruptive behaviors in class. The universal prevention program requires that two or more teachers work together in a classroom to identify children exhibiting disruptive behavior. One teacher then moves a disruptive child to a distraction-free environment, gives the child time to think about their behavior, and then discusses the behavior with the child before returning the child to his or her classroom.

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Program Reviews

The Think Time Strategy program has not yet been thoroughly reviewed by PPN, but preliminary review suggests it may be effective at improving outcomes for the indicators listed above.

This program is highly regarded by other credible organizations and reviews of the program can be found online at the websites listed below:

USDOE: Exemplary and Promising Safe, Disciplined, and Drug Free Schools Programs 2001, pp. 137-139PDF file

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