Peer Pairing

  • Situation

    How can I stop one of my students from pushing to get in front of the line and running into students every day when the bell rings? When we hold him for safety he kicks and yells.

  • Summary

    Arrange for your student to have a peer partner to leave with together. Tell your student he and ___ will be able to have some brief time to talk as they leave together. They are departure buddies. This should prevent the inappropriate behavior and focus the student on a positive friend interaction.

  • Definition

    Peer Pairs involves pairing students to increase appropriate behaviors.

  • Quick Facts

    • Child's Age: 3-5, 6-10
    • Planning Effort: Low
    • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Pre-requisites

    Knowing which students get along together

  • Process

    1. Pair students as departure buddies, desk cleaner buddies, any title that suits the issue.

    2. Tell your student he and his partner will be able to have some time to talk as they leave together.

  • Documents and Related Resources

    Intervention Central (related article from website)


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