DESIGNATED AREA IN THE CLASSROOM & COCOON WITHIN A SCHOOL
Designated areas are a safe place where students can ‘take a break’ within the classroom when they feel overwhelmed, upset or simply need to retreat and have a reprieve from the group. They continue to be supervised within the classroom and the adult becomes aware that this student needed a break from something that was bothering them or not working for them. Our challenging students (Tier 2 and 3) sometimes need to leave the classroom in order for a break to be meaningful and/or effective for them. Having an intervention room (‘safe place’) with an area where they can cocoon is often very helpful. Some can be purchased, but they can also be created with students.
Tier 1 Intervention
Tiers 2&3 Intervention