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March Character Focus - OWNERSHIP

What is "Ownership"? What do we expect from students? How do students "own" their learning?

When we talk about students owning their learning, the expectation is for each student to accept responsibility for his/her developing skills, focus on instruction, maintain motivation, and participate fully.

In the classroom we provide opportunities for leadership and choice. Students are given feedback and are encouraged to reflect on their progress. Goal setting is an important part of taking responsibility. Students are active learners who ask questions and apply what they are learning.

We also expect students to take ownership for their behavior with honesty. When mistakes are made, we admit what was done, make amends, and move on.