Is ‘room clear’ the best way to handle escalating students?

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A trend in the education world for dealing with students having a “meltdown” is to use the “room clear” method.

  • This typically involved moving all of the students, except the one in question, from the room and continuing instruction elsewhere.
  • However, more and more teachers are questioning this idea.
  • In many cases, the strategy results in rooms that are almost completely destroyed — with expensive damage to furniture, books, supplies, technology and even teachers’ personal belongings.