Although a number of errors conspired to eventually culminate in this case of wrong-site surgery (as is almost invariably the case), the intrinsic flaw in the TIMEOUT
system is clearly exposed.
ribbon procedure controls for some of the negative side effects of timeout
, but also raises additional concerns.
When a lawsuit charges a school with violating the Constitution by using timeouts
to control a violent child, judicialization of education has arguably reached a new extreme.
If the state of the finite state machine has changed then the current state is updated accordingly and the timeout
timer is reset to the value corresponding to the new state.
may give him the opportunity to recover enough to stay in the game and perform at expected levels.
Has the coaching staff practiced late-game timeouts
with just the coaching staff?
. Inclusion is the least restrictive of the four timeout
procedures, and entails placing a student in an area of the classroom in which s/he can observe classroom instruction, but which presumably denies a student the opportunity to participate in activities or receive reinforcement for a given period of time (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 2001; Ryan, Sanders, et al.
: Important parameters in behavior modification with children.
was modified for use in the Head Start classroom.
'I didn't see that coach was telling me to call a timeout
because I was trying to protect the ball.
We took [their] timeout
. We were able to gather ourselves, draw up a play.
A big hug and a kiss at the end of the timeout
wipes the slate clear.