Are you looking for ways to help students who have trouble transitioning to the next learning experience? If so, keep reading.
1. Show instructions/instructions prior to handing out appropriate learning materials.
2. Gather the student’s learning materials (e.g., pencil, paper, textbook, workbook, etc.) when it is time to change from one learning experience to another.
3. Give the student clearly stated expectations for all situations.
4. Stop the student from becoming so stimulated by an event or learning experience that the student cannot control their behavior.
5. Create rules that are to be followed in several portions of the school building (e.g., lunchroom, music room, art room, gymnasium, library, etc.).
6. Find the expectations of various environments and help the student create the skills to be successful in those environments.
7. In collaboration with other school staff members, create as much consistency as possible in the school environment (e.g., rules, criteria for success, behavioral expectations, consequences, etc.).
8. Minimize the student’s involvement in learning activities that prove too stimulating for him/her.
9. Get the student to take part in transitional learning activities designed to lessen the effects of stimulating learning activities (e.g., put head on desk, listen to the teacher read a story, put headphones on and listen to relaxing music, etc.).
10. Give the student more than enough time to adapt or modify their behavior to various situations (e.g., have the student stop free-time learning activities five minutes prior to returning to class).
11. Plan learning activities so the student has more than enough time to finish the learning experience if they work continuously.
12. Connect clearly to the student when it is time to begin a learning experience.
13. Connect clearly to the student when it is time to stop a learning experience.
14. Consider using a classroom management app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.
15. Consider using Alexa to help you with classroom management. Click here to read an article that we wrote on the subject.
16. Click here to learn about six bonus strategies for challenging problem behaviors and mastering classroom management.