Teaching Technique: Motivate

Use Routines and Expectations
Program:  Teaching Technique: Motivate
Module: Use Routines and Expectations


Use Routines and Expectations is a practice module that goes in depth for participants to learn what
happens when the technique is delivered with fidelity. They learn what happens when using routines
and expectations is not delivered with fidelity. They also learn how to overcome the barriers to deliver
using routines and expectations with fidelity.

Learning intents 

  • Demonstrate techniques that engage students and deliver lesson components to fidelity (TS1.2) (3.1.02).
  • Understand basic direct instruction techniques and why they are used. Understand basic explicit instruction teaching techniques and why they are used. Demonstrate mastery of basic direct and explicit instruction techniques through weekly program practice sessions and then in classroom delivery (TS1.3)(3.1.03).
  • Understand components of effective teaching resources (such as the Teacher Guide) that align with core programs. Communicate correct use of program components, such as Teacher Presentation Book, Teacher Guide, Student Workbooks, student books, etc. (TS1.4) (3.1.04).
  • Implement lesson sequences with fidelity, maintaining student engagement and promoting learning (TS1.9) (3.1.09).
  • Understand basic effective teaching techniques and practices in academics and behaviour. Demonstrate ability to teach lessons using direct and explicit instruction teaching techniques (TS2.1) (3.2.01).
  • Plan lesson presentation using direct and explicit instruction teaching techniques. Implement all parts of direct and explicit instruction lessons (TS2.7) (3.2.07).
  • Understand principles of effective teaching and how it is targeted to students to meet the physical, social, and intellectual development and characteristics of students (TS3.1) (3.3.01).
  • Apply social emotional learning to develop pro-social behaviours and reinforce self-regulation. Apply school rules across classrooms and play areas. Communicate feedback about student’s behaviour within the classroom using character strengths, teacher-student game, charts, and reinforcers (TS4.1) (3.4.01).


  • 4 Lessons


Assessment has two stages:
  • Test: Knowledge and skills taught in the lessons.
  • Observation: Delivery with students of the knowledge and skills learned in the lessons.