Modeling expectations can give students practice developing the actions you set in the learning environment. To increase the opportunity for follow-through, students need to see and hear what is expected. Teachers need to communicate, be consistent, and connect with students when modeling expectations. Three 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 – Connect with students by ensuring expectations are within their capacity.