As we continue with learning more about the High Leverage Practices, we are now going to be taking a closer look at the Social Emotional Behavioral Practices. Let’s look at two of these high-leverage practices.
HLP #7 Establish a consistent, organized, and respectful learning environment.
Here is a quote that is taken from the Social Emotional Behavioral Practices.
Special educators cannot “make” students learn or behave; they can, however, create environments to increase the likelihood that students do both (Lewis, 2009).
Do you agree or disagree with this quote?
How do you currently define the learning environment?
Do you consider the impact of the learning environment when planning for instruction?
Establishing a clear, consistent, and positive learning environment serves as the foundation for all other high-leverage practices (HLPs). It increases the likelihood of student academic and social behavior success, it increases educator opportunities to engage in effective instructional practices, and it fosters caring and respectful interactions between educators and students. (Page 3)
HLP #8 Provide positive and constructive feedback to guide students’ learning and behavior.
This can be done:
*Feedback should be timely, contingent, genuine, meaningful, and age-appropriate. The frequency of feedback should be considered based on student needs and level of learning.