Is Time-Out Outdated?
Date(s) - Feb 18, 2017
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Time-out or time-away is often used as a means to discipline children in child care. It is important to refine the understanding of this technique and propose alternative ways of not only guiding the behavior but also to focus on understanding the triggers and elements that cause it. Understanding the context of behavior will present educators with an alternative approach to guidance and at the same time offer the child an array of problem solving skills, including the ability to self-regulate over time. Even though sometimes to sit in solitude for a few moments is all a child needs to switch gears labeling it as time-out will tend to impose “self-control”. This lacks key understanding of behavior challenges rather than an opportunity to learn how to cope with frustration and modify undesired behavior.
- To discuss prevalent behavior misconceptions in both children and adults.
- To explore relevant theories that inform educator’s guidance approaches.
- To recognize alternative ways of modeling and helping children with their own self-regulatory skills.
*Suitable for all early learning child care professionals working with children of any age, instructors and administrators.
- Administration and Communication
- Child Growth and Development
- Curriculum/Program Development
- Early Care and Education
Fee: $65/ FCC Fee: $50
Ana Vojnovic ECE, I/T, SN
Ana is also a conceptual artist currently studying Interior Design at BCIT, with a background in philosophy, education and visual arts. She engages in research-based practice that focuses on investigating design of educational spaces and its impact on learning based dynamics and behavior.
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