Please print and complete this form after reviewing all of the content on this CD-ROM. A one or two-sentence response to each question is sufficient. Feel free to use any information on the CD-ROM to answer these questions. Your responses will not be shared with your research contact. We will use your responses to clarify any misunderstanding that may exist about the specific strategies you are implementing on a daily basis during the four weeks of this study. A business mail reply envelope was included with the CD for you to return this form. If you lost the envelope, mail the form to Del Siegle, University of Connecticut, 2131 Hillside Road Unit 3007, Storrs, CT 06269-3007.
1. At the beginning of each lesson, you review the skills the students learned from the previous lesson. Why should this review increase your students’ confidence?
2. Prior to starting a new lesson, you post the skills to be learned in the new lesson and leave them posted during the lesson. At the end of the lesson, you review with the class what has been learned and you draw a mark in front of each skill that you covered. Why do you think it is necessary to physically indicate with a mark that the skill has been achieved?
3. At the end of each day, the student records on his calendar something new he learned, or something at which he excelled during the lesson. Why is it necessary for the student to do this daily?
4. Why is it important for you to spend a minute individually reviewing the student calendar each day?
5. During the study, you will make an added effort to compliment the student on her specific accomplishments. Why is it important to draw attention to the specific skills she developed?
6. Why should your compliment include the development of the skill as well as the skill?
7. Imagine that a student named Mary has just successfully estimated the length of a bookshelf. How might you compliment her?
8. Imagine that a student named Juan worked very hard and has answered all but one question correctly on a measurement conversion assignment. What might you say to Juan?
9. Why is it advantageous to have student models successfully demonstrate the new skills as early as possible during a lesson?