Allowing the student a cool-down break
In which our heroic teacher, after the kid has declined the opportunity to settle down, arranges for a time out by offering him a choice.
Ray, I get it that you aren’t where you need to be to get this task done. You can bust through this and get back at it, or you can take a break. It’s your choice.
… I told you, I don’t wanna do it!
I’m not doing it. Mmuummph!
So come on over to the chill zone, Ray. It’s time for some time out til you’re ready to get back on it. (Quietly) Anyway, I want to hear more about this from you…
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