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S.T.A.P.L.E. #1

Involve Students in Decision-Making

When students are involved with making decisions, an increase in collaboration and ownership of learning takes place. Additionally, students feel valued and believe their input matters.  3 tips to support decision making include:

  1. Setting Expectations – At the beginning of the year, build a set of expectations that are both teacher and students created. 
  2. Communicate Clearly – Discuss which decisions can be a collaborative effort and which are non-negotiables. 
  3. Encourage  Participation – Be sure all students feel included in the process.  

STAPLE Content Documents

M1CD - Setting Expectations
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STAPLE Instructional Video


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