Practice Four

Practice Four

Learning experiences are integrated, related to the real world, reviewed consistently, and connected to subsequent curricula.

Implementation Basics | Practice #4 Implementation Evaluation and Goal Setting   Life Principles, Expectations, and Quotes  Hand Sign for Practice #3  Practice Connections | Characteristics of Implementation with Online  Resources | Research | Literature | Vocabulary | Music & Video Links  Resource Websites | Learning Strategies

Implementation Basics


Practice Four Implementation Evaluation And Goal Setting

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Life Principles, Expectations, And Quotes

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (printable poster)



Hand Sign For Practice Four

Practice - Make a palm down ‘A’ and move it back and forth across the left index finger.  


Practice Connections

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 2 - Educators and learners speak in complete sentences and address one another by name, demonstrating mutual respect and common courtesy.

Practice 3 - Learners are taught thoroughly and to mastery, ensuring success for all - Whole group instruction is interwoven with flexible group instruction and individual instruction.

Practice 5 - Critical thinking skills are taught.

Practice 6 - The environment 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 8 - Enrich vocabulary is evident and is drawn directly from challenging writing and/or wisdom literature.

Practice 9 - The Magic Triad, a positive and caring environment, and discipline with dignity and logic are evident.

Practice 10 - Learner’s work is displayed in some form - Positive and timely feedback is provided through oral and/or written feedback

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 learners personally, hold high expectations of learners, and should not limit learners to grade level or perceived ability.

Practice 16 - Educators and learners employ effective interpersonal communication skills.

Practice 17 - Educators and Learners celebrate the successes of others.


Implementation Characteristics With Online Resources

Practice #4 Characteristics of Implementation  - Includes links to online resources to assist in implementation under each characteristic.

1. Use cooperative learning structures to integrate lesson content and furnish a means through modeling for learners to build social competence.


Implementation Online Resources:

2. Devise intriguing teasers to build anticipation and curiosity connecting content with history, current events, or real life applications. Implementation Online Resources:

3. Help learners set realistic, achievable goals and to evaluate outcomes boased on well-defined criteria. Coach to build rubrics and self-evaluation tools that will guide there progress to desired results.

Implementation Online Resources:

4. Make lessons challenging, related to the real world and integrated. Empower learners by asking them to contribute resources related to current studies. Offer variety and choice in applying knowledge and skills.

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5. Insure that learning experiences allow adequate time for processing, making connections and reviewing using reflective activities such as: Socratic questions, discussions, pair/share, journaling, etc. Implementation Online Resources:

6. Work with colleagues to plan cross-curricular lessons. Select themes that integrate core subjects allowing learners to experience real life connections.    Implementation Online Resources:

7. Set high expectations; use motivation and encouragement and praise for efforts. Instruct and systematically practice the skills required for any task the learner is asked to do.  Implementation Online Resources





Implementation Online Resources:   Educator:

  • Integrity Resources - Websites and Other Materials
  • Service Resources - Websites and Other Materials
  • Effort Resources - Websites and Other Materials

Learner: See Literature resources for each of these



“Effort in Action” Brainstorm words that describe how effort looks, sounds, and feels. In pairs create a list of 10 words that describe effort. Join another pair, share lists, and add any new words. Join another group of 4 and repeat. The end result will be a list to be posted in the room for use and reflection.


Music & Video Links

(Contains multiple links for Music and Videos related to a topic or theme) See G.E. Manual, pages 25 and 84 for QR codes to Classroom Practice #3 videos

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Resource Websites:

  • National Science Digital Library - The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) was created by the National Science Foundation to provide organized access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. NSDL is a digital library of exemplary resource collections and services, organized in support of science education at all levels.  Educators may search for level PK - 12+ for FREE digital resources.  Compatible for making assignments directly to Google Classroom.
  • YSA - Youth Service America - Youth Changing the World website with organizational tools for involving youth in service projects.
  • The Futures Channel Lesson Plans - Lesson plans by Kay Toliver applying math concepts


Learning Strategies