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Lesson

Middle School: Supporting the Learning Community

Clip 7/10: Day 19: Reinforcing supportive peer behaviors

Overview

Supporting Others: At the middle school level, Patty Ferrant also names and reinforces specific behaviors that she notices students doing to support each other.

In the third week of school, she calls out and praises a group for showing these indicators of engagement. In so doing, she explicitly reinforces behaviors showing engagement during group work.

Consider:

How does Patty call positive attention to students’ group focus?