Welcome to the main page for the Pausing for Thought module. This module is all about supporting the toolkit student to think before they act, and hopefully over time reduce impulsive behaviour.
Browse and select the strategies in this module below:
This strategy is about starting to get a handle on impulsive behaviour. This may be one that takes some work to get in place but hopefully will be worth the effort!
This is a small group activity that is designed to teach key skills that can be used in everyday situations. It’s about taking turns, as the name suggests!
This strategy is about understanding what things in the school and class environment make an individual student more likely to do something impulsive or become upset, and making adjustments around these
This strategy is about creating and using a visual guide for the student to indicate their emotional state, and to guide you and them on how to increase or decrease their energy appropriately. We think it is useful for several modules in this toolkit. This strategy can be done with the whole class or the toolkit student individually
This strategy is to support the student in moving on after a disagreement or conflict
This activity is for you and the student to identify which adults in the school they already trust and like. This is useful so that you can scaffold them to seek out one of their trusted adults if they run into difficulties when you are not physically present.
Students who struggle with attention, hyperactivity or impulsivity may struggle to have insight or reflect without your support. This strategy will guide you to help your student reflect on difficult situations and plan to do something differently next time
This strategy is to develop a range of possible options for helping them to focus depending on what they need at the time