Tapteal Elementary School       https://www.rsd.edu/schools/tapteal
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Time to Teach

Time to Teach is a school wide program which involves teaching expected behaviors to students.  It promotes Encouragement, Empowerment and Excellence in every classroom.  

Goals of the program:

  • To provide a safe and orderly learning environment
  • To help students cooperate with others
  • To help students manage one’s self
  • To help students learn to respect the rights and property of others

Tapteal teaches and expects students to honor the “Big 3” personal standards.  These standards are taught in all of our classrooms throughout the school.

  • Show Respect
  • Solve Problems
  • Make Good Decisions

Low-level behaviors:

  • Refocus:

Students are asked to go to a REFOCUS desk to think about what is getting in the way of their learning and make a plan to change what is getting in the way.

  • Fun Friday:

If students visit the REFOCUS desk 3 or more times in one week, they will make up the learning they have missed during “Fun Friday” on Friday afternoon.

Behaviors requiring immediate, more severe intervention:


No Drugs

No Violence

No Serious Disrespect

No Weapons

No Harassment or Threats

No Stealing