August 2021

Standards

A standard is a developmental goal.  Academic standards are what students are expected to know and be able to do by certain grade levels.  There are voluntary national standards for various subjects created by professional groups within each field.  National standards are an effort to provide an equal framework for all.  Most states within the

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Expectations

Be clear about what you expect from your students.  Classroom expectations should answer the question ‘What do I need to do in order to be successful in this classroom?‘  Without clear expectations,  one runs the risk of a situation filled with chaos, anxiety,  and/or frustration for all.  A successful leader clearly communicates his/her expectations.  Keep classroom expectations

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Consequences

A consequence is the result of an action. Consequences can be positive or negative. Take time during the first few days of school to explain expectations then consequences. Utilize positive consequences such as rewards to motivate the class. Utilize negative consequences to maintain a safe learning environment. Safety must be maintained at all times. A

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