Expectation Four – High School

Culture Connection

Life Principle:
ESPRIT DE CORPS - devotion among members of a group for each other and group’s purpose

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless.” - Mother Teresa

Teacher: “ Kind words can be short”
Students: “And easy to speak.”
Teacher: “but their echoes”
Students: “are endless.”

Sign Language

Hand Sign for Expectation #4
Use sign for Cheer:
Hand makes the letter, ‘C’
and repeatedly brushes up
the side of chest.



Hall of Fame 2:50 min.

Celebration Song with lyrics** 3:34 min.

"You Raise Me Up"** 4:14 min. Lyrics


The New Nike Commercial: Together

You Raise Me Up** 1:30 min.


“The Eagle and the Chicken”

The Bulls and the Lion - Aesop’s Fable

Short Stories:
“The Lame Boy” The Moral Compass, William Bennett, p. 378-379

“The Angel of the Battlefield”, The Book of Virtues by William Bennett, p. 144 - 146

“Life Is” by Mother Teresa

“Beautiful”, The Book of Virtues by William Bennett,, p. 134


LEXICON: Suggest use of one of the following methods;

  1. Student leader finds the word in a dictionary.
  2. Provide individual dictionaries.
  3. Display dictionary page on Interactive board.
  4. Access through use of media device.

4 Steps:

  1. Write the word.
  2. Define the word.
  3. Find synonyms.
  4. Find antonyms.

Word Wall Vocabulary: devotion
Note: Reference Lexicon Resource

Vocabulary (P #8, 11)

Brainstorm words/phrases that exemplify:




Introductory Activity

Create a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting Praise and Encouragement.

Using Cooperative Learning Structure
Share with a partner about:

  1. Someone who has praised/encouraged you.
  2. How you can praise/encourage

Cooperative Learning

Pair Share: (P 3,5,6)

  1. If students are seated on floor: Designate ‘elbow buddies’.
  2. If students are seated at tables: Assign table partner.
  3. If students are standing: Have students walk around and on a designated signal, find a partner near them. Those students without a partner raise their hands and find one.
  4. Have pairs share with each other, then with other pairs, other teams, or the entire group.

Writing Activity

Write about a time when you received or gave praise or encouragement and whether it influenced your actions.

Brain Break

 Brain Break  Celebration


Some of the online videos have brief advertisements attached at the beginning that may be inappropriate for viewing by students and need to be cued before showing.