This is a quote from the smart classroom management by Michael Linsin. "For time-out to be effective, your students must feel like they’re missing something. When you send them out of your classroom this feeling is minimized because they’re unable to see what they’re no longer part of. Time-out, then, feels more like a break and less like a consequence. As long as your students enjoy your classroom—which is a core principle of Smart Classroom Management—being separated from their classmates while still in class is a strong disincentive to misbehave in the future." I am curious on thoughts from other teachers with regards to time-outs. How does this work in your room? How does this work during independent work? Independent reading? Whole class intruction..etc. Why do your students feel they are missing something "more" when behaviour happens during these types of activities? I understand group activities, games...etc., inquiring about more independent type work activities.