Extra-Tip
The silence stones

A silence stone is helpful when it is difficult to keep the peace. An idea from Stefanie Röhrig, Hannover.

Extra tip: The silence stones

An idea from Stefanie Röhrig, Hannover

A silence stone is helpful when it is difficult to keep the peace.

Description:

Often a disturbance is punished by disciplinary measures. Stefanie Röhrig confronts interruptions in her lessons with her silence stones. In such instances, the pupil concerned is given a stone and is requested to try to keep to the class rules. Once a pupil has collected 3 stones, he or she is given the opportunity to continue studying in another classroom. Of course, various other solutions could be thought out to be put into action when the limit of three stones are reached. Ms Röhrig feels it is important that the pupil always has the chance to improve his behaviour. Every child starts the new day without stones.

Recommendation:

Try to find particularly attractive and interesting stones. Perhaps you could ask the children to bring stones from home with them. In this way, the children get to know the rules and will probably accept them more readily.