My classroom has a “Peace Place.”

It’s our school’s equivalent of Time Out, with less-negative connotations, off to the corner. For example, students can elect to go there to self-regulate.

Despite this, I also send them there when they need to chill the eff out.

They have taken to singing “The Sound of Silence” when they get sent there.

I’ll send a kid over and I’ll hear a little voice start singing, “Hello, darkness, my old friend...”

Where are they hearing this song? It’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen/heard, but I have to pretend it isn’t because being a grown-up sucks.

(Also: Hey, guys!)