Question 5

Examples of poor transition from the classroom would be:

  • Running
  • Screaming (students and/or staff)
  • Pushing
  • Shoving
  • No line/clusters of students
  • Lack of clear transition (i.e. students do not know what they are supposed to do or where to go)
  • Lack of adult supervision
  • Taking an excessive amount of time to put on winter gear

A score of 1 would be indicative of many of the above examples occurring during the transition. This is a clear example of poor transitioning.

A score of 2 would be if the transition process is leaning towards chaos, but is not completely disorganized. Some of the examples above might be evident, but not all indicators would be present.

A score of 3 would be if the transition process is leaning towards an organized process, but there are a few examples of poor transition examples listed above.

A score of 4 would show the students transitioning in a quiet, smooth, and organized manner to enter the recess area. You can observe the kids following the rules and it is clear to the observer what the rules are even if they are not stated.


The videos below show a few examples of transitions to recess:

​In this video, students transition in a calm and orderly way and are able to listen to and take instructions from the teacher. This would be representative of a score of 4.

In this video, while kids are excited to be at recess, and there is some screaming, you can see they have come out lined up, there is no pushing or other aggressive behavior. Additionally, the majority of children can hear the instructions from the teacher. This would receive a score of 3.


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