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

Model Expectations

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: 

  1. Clear Expectations – Communication of expectations must be clear for both students and the teacher.
  2. Consistent Expectations – Consistency in expectations; avoid the “do as I say, not as I do” model. 
  3. Obtainable Expectations – Connect with students by ensuring expectations are within their capacity. 

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