Practice 1 - Educators and learners model desired behaviors and attitudes such as those set forth in the Life Principles and the Eight Expectations for Living.
Practice 4 - Learning experiences are integrated, related to the real world, reviewed consistently and connected to subsequent curricula.
Practice 5 - Critical thinking skills are taught.
Practice 6 - The evironment is non-threatening and conducive to risk-taking. Mistakes are viewed as opportunities to learn and grow.
Practice 7 - Memory work, recitations and/or writing occur daily. These enhance character development and effective communication skills while extending curricula.
Practice 10 - Learner's work is displayed in some form. Positive and timely feedback is provided through oral and/or written commentary.
Practice 12 - Learners assume responsibility for their own behavior. Their choices determine consequences.
Practice 14 - All learners experience success. The educator guarantees it by comparing learners to their own past performance, not the performance of others. Learners are showcased, and past failures are disregarded.
Practice 15 - Educators teach on their feet, thus utilizing proximity. They engage learnes personally, hold high expectations of learners, and should not limit learners to grade level or perceived ability.
Practice 17 - Educators and Learners celebrate the successes of others.