STOP AND THINK & STOP AND GO Steps and Procedures
1. Catch the problem behavior quickly.
2. Use the Precision Requests format for compliance issues.
- 1st verbal request (“Please…”). Praise compliance.
- In non-compliant, make 2nd verbal command. (“Now I need you to…”) if compliant, positive praise.
- If still non-compliant, issue STOP and THINK. (“You have made the choice to take a Stop and Think…”)
- Send student to Stop and Think desk for 10 minutes to complete the form. Be sure to follow through and keep track of time.
- After 10 minutes, quickly review with the students and bring him/her back to the group.
3. Stop and Think are served in the classroom.
4. Same Day: If the student continues to misbehavior after one Stop and Think opportunity, instruct the students to take a Stop and Go in a partner teacher’s classroom;
- The partner teacher acknowledges the student and assigns him/her to the Stop and Think area. The partner teacher continues with his/her classroom instruction.
- While the student calms down, he/she completes the Stop and Think form.
- At the end of the Stop and Go time (15-20 minutes), the partner teacher initials and writes the time on the Stop and Think form and send the student back to class.
- When the student returns, the teacher welcomes him/her, quickly reviews the form (when the time is appropriate), and instructs the student to rejoin the group.
- A teacher should call home and contact a parent or leave a message as soon as it is convenient for the teacher: lunch, recess, etc.
- The pink copy of the Stop and Go should be turned into the principal daily.
5. Playground supervisors have the authority to issue a Stop and Think and/or Stop and Go.
- Stop and Think are taken in the HAWK BOX for 10 minutes or the remainder of recess and the supervisor tracks the Stop and Think.
- Stop and Go’s are also taken in the HAWK BOX. Students will remain in the HAWK BOX for the remainder of the recess.
- The playground supervisor completes the Stop and Go, and is responsible for contacting the parents at the end of the recess period and give the Stop and Go form to the student’s teacher
- The homeroom teacher is responsible to make sure that the Stop and Go is taken sometime before the end of the day.
Stop and Think: Stop and Go:
K-6 : 10 minutes K-3: 15 minutes 4-6: 20 minutes
POSITIVE INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
• Outstanding Academics/Citizenship: individual-monthly Academy Awards
• 100% Attendance: individual/class – through year
• Lunch with the Principal: individual –weekly
• Lunchroom Behavior: grade level–no assigned seating if on green
• No stop and go slips: individual – quarterly school activity
• DIBELS Benchmark certificates: individuals – throughout year