Set Context

Set Context

The second key category is "Set the Context".

With regard to our classrooms, setting context refers to establishing and making clear expectations you desire to be met for the good of students.

Setting context correctly means two things: the learning environment is better for students and procedures are completed more closely to the goal than when correct context doesn’t exist.

Establishing and expecting that certain processes happen provides a greater chance of actually having those things happen. When we are clear, students know that nothing else is acceptable. When students do not know what is acceptable, they will do what they assume is acceptable, based on their understanding. All students enter the classroom with their own understandings.

So how do we Set Context well?

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Last modified: Monday, 2 July 2012, 10:59 AM