In my classroom we use Responsive Classroom for our classroom management techniques. As a part of the four step discipline process we follow students are asked to go to the 'thinking chair' when they are having a hard time following directions. While at the 'thinking chair' students take their time to calm down, reflect on the behaviors that caused them to go their and get themselves ready to come back and learn.
I have had much success with these methods in my classroom this year. Having the bright signs helps students know exactly where to go and the steps posters helps them remember what they are suppose to do while they are 'thinking'.
I hope you find them as useful as I have!