"Class it is time for stations please get into your groups."
"Can I go to the library?"
"No, not right now." "Please return to your group."
The students are to get into their stations while the teacher works with her small reading group. The students know the rules are to not interrupt unless it is an emergency and no one is to leave class.
"Get back in class!!"
While the teacher was in the middle of her reading group a student came up and asked if she could visit the library. The teacher told her no she could not go right now and to continue reading.
"Do you not remember the rules during our reading stations?" "Perhaps you would like to recite them for the class!!"
The student disobeyed and proceeded to go to the library after all.
"You did not follow the rules and a special privilege will be taken away. I know that you are a good student and will be able to earn your privilage back soon."
The first ineffective way to handle this situation would be the teacher leaving the room to chase the student down.
The second ineffective way to handle this situation would be the teacher yelling and belittling the student in front of her peers.
"I'm sorry and I will do better."
The affective way to handle this situation would be for the teacher to have a private talk with the student and remind them of the rules. The teacher can take away a special privilage, but encourage the student to earn it back with good behavior.