Behavior Intervention » Alternate seating in own space

Alternate seating in own space

Why should I do it:

  • Some students find sitting stifling and constricting which can result in defiance, acting out and decrease in work productivity


When should I do it:

  • When a student is easily distracted and is frequently losing focus


How do I do it:

       Explain to student that staying in seat isn’t as important as doing work

       Provide student with choices of: standing while working, sitting on feet, on their knees, or similar configurations that will not be too distracting to other students

       You can place tape around the perimeter of desk and show student that he/she can get up as long as they don’t go outside the boundaries of the tape