Modeling expectations can give students practice in developing the actions you set in the learning environment. In order to increase the opportunity for follow-through students need to see and hear what is expected of them. It’s important for teachers to communicate, be consistent and connect with students when modeling expectations. 3 tips for modeling include:
- Clear Expectations – Communication of expectations must be clear for both students and the teacher.
- Consistent Expectations – Consistency in expectations; avoid the “do as I say, not as I do” model.
- Obtainable Expectations – Connecting with students by ensuring expectations are within the students capacity.