Practice Three

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

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

Implementation Basics


Practice #3 Implementation Evaluation And Goal Setting

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Life Principles, Expectations, And Quotes




Hand Sign For Practice Three

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

Three - May be done palm in or out




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 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.


Practice Three Characteristics Of Implementation

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1. Build relationships with and between all members of the learning environment.

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2. Use anticipatory activities to engage learners, build on prior knowledge, and emotionally connect the learners to content.

3. Design learning events that offer choice, challenge thinking and are applicable to real life.

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4. Help learners set realistic, achievable goals and to evaluate outcomes based on well-defined criteria. Coach to build rubrics and self-evaluation tolls that will guide their progress to desired results.

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5. Set up opportunities for learners to experiencesuccess. Identify individual strengths, encourage efforts and give learners specific feedback.

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6. Stimulate discussion during the reading of text. Encourage learners to ask questions nd discuss possible answers among themselves. Keep learners engaged in their reading by providing tasks that demand active involvement.

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7. Use of cooperative learning structures and projects to involve/engage every learner in applying the concepts learned.

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8. 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.

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9. Provide intensive and specific modifications for learners based on the level of mastery and need.

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10. Use proximity and monitoring to maintain attention to task, to offer support and to observe progress to promote optimal effort/success.

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  • Cooperation Resources Elem and MS/HS - Songs, Videos, Websites, etc.
  • Perseverance Resources - Websites and Other Materials
  • Effort Resources - Websites and Other Materials


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.

Word Match

Create Word cards that may be cut in half. (See Template) Pre-print or have students write selected vocabulary on the cards. Pre-cut or have students cut. Collect and distribute randomly. Have students find the other half of their word card. Have pairs line up and share their word with the group.


Music & Video Links

See G.E. Manual, pages 25 and 84 for QR codes to Classroom Practice #3 videos


Learning Strategies



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