The Somewhere Else Plan is meant for students who need more help in their self discipline. I need to understand that some students learn better in a different environment than is available in my classroom, and I need to be able to provide that to my students (Villa, Thousand and Nevins 2010). This relates to my perennial view on learning because I really want to be able to reach all of my students. By allowing my students to feel like they are able to learn in a setting that is meant for them, I can continue to further their learning of English. Below are ways that I hope to incorporate the Somewhere Else Plan in my teaching.
- Paragraph Next Door: If a student is unable to participate in the class discussion or classwork with out being a distraction, I can send the student to the teacher next door to work on their classwork individually. This student will then have to write a paragraph about what they were doing wrong, and how they could change it in the future. I feel that this would help the "provide a place for students that need extra help to think through a plan" (Villa, Thousand and Nevins 2010).
- Bathroom Pass: If a student is unable to follow the rules and is in need of time to themselves, they will be allowed to take a walk around campus, or to sit outside to be to themselves if they take the bathroom pass to cool down. When they return to class, they will be able to return to the classroom activities like normal. This would allow for "students that need extra help learning how to discipline themselves" (Villa, Thousand and Nevins 2010).
- Tutoring Center: Another way I can offer support for my students in the Somewhere Else Plan, is to help them look for other options for the student if they are not doing well in their classes. If they need help with their schoolwork, then I can send them to the tutoring center so they can get the help they need. Or, they can ask me for help in other subject areas during lunch or after school if they want.