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Teaching Schoolwide Expectations

Description of the Strategy

Rules provide the basis for maintaining safe and effective learning environments. When implemented at the schoolwide level, well-defined behavioral expectations provide a high level of consistency across all school environments for staff and students. Effective and efficient teaching of schoolwide expectations requires careful planning and implementation of a multistep process that includes (a) identifying a small number of rules to be applied across the school, (b) developing operational definitions that describe what the rules look like in each school setting, (c) actively teaching the expectations to students and staff, (d) developing a plan to acknowledge appropriate behavior, and (e) developing a plan to deal with inappropriate behavior. Any number of factors will determine how a school organizes efforts to ...

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