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Fostering Effective Relationships


Developing a Sense of Purpose

1)  Convey expectations
  • Students perform best with high expectations.
  • Convey expectations as long-term goals.
  • Start with short-term, specific goals.
  • Use behavioural contracts to define specific goals.
2)  Assist students in setting goals
  • Help students identify goals they want to achieve.
  • Have students set specific goals, (that is, participate in developing their individual program goals in written form).
3)  Build confidence and faith
  • Demonstrate faith in students’ ability to succeed.
  • Provide reassurance when needed.
  • Recognize past accomplishments.