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Modeling refers to how adults demonstrate desired behaviors and commitment/value toward learning and working hard in their daily lives. Student success at school is enhanced when teachers establish an academically demanding classroom that has clearly defined objectives, explicit instructions and an orderly and efficient environment, and when the parent(s) or other adults read, ask questions, discuss the importance/value of education, set long term goals and are able to intervene and be involved with youth's school.


Sandra L. Christenson, Ph.D, College of Education and Human Development and Cathryn Peterson, teacher, Armstrong High School, Robbinsdale, Minnesota

Revised 2013 by Kathleen A. Olson, program director in partnering for school success

Reviewed in 2018

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