Guiding Older Students to Enter and Exit the Classroom Smoothly

When it comes to getting older students to exit and enter the classroom smoothly, there are a few things that you can do to help. First, make sure that your class is ready for students to leave when they are ready. Second, make sure to provide a clear path for students to exit the classroom, and make sure that your door is closed securely. Finally, be sure to keep your classroom clean and tidy, so that students can feel comfortable and safe. These three pieces of advice will help ensure that older students exit and enter the classroom smoothly.

When a student leaves the classroom, usually there is a sense of apprehension. It is not always easy to know what to do next. Here are some tips to help guide your older student to a smooth exit from the classroom:

  1. Give them a few minutes to calm down. This can be done by talking to them softly, giving them a few minutes to relax, or giving them a hug.
  2. Give them a plan. If they do not have a plan, you can help them create one. This can involve telling them when they are allowed to leave, telling them where they are allowed to go, or giving them a destination.
  3. Hold them accountable. Make sure you hold them accountable for their exit. This could include giving them a time limit, telling them when they are allowed to come back, or putting a sign up that says they must leave within a certain amount of time.
  4. Provide support. If you have the opportunity, help your older student exit the classroom smoothly. This could include providing support when they step away, holding them accountable when they leave, or helping them create a plan for their exit.
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