Count down before breaks to avoid "just one more thing" negotiations.


Ideally students will be focused on problem solving when they are in the computer lab. Show respect for students and their problem solving by giving them a warning before you ask them to stop working. You can count down from 5 or 10 before stopping the class. When possible give students a 5-minute warning before the end of class and a 30-second warning before an announcement. These strategies can help reduce students’ negotiations of needing to do “one more thing.”

Example: "We will have monitors off in 30 seconds."

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