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Raise Responsibility System: Question about Phase II

We have been discussing how to use the Raise Responsibility System in our classrooms and we have a question.

When checking for understanding, if the student identifies the level correctly, do you still give a referral to fill out?


A prime reason why the levels are taught (phase I of the system) is to create a benchmark or reference frame. Checking for understanding (phase II) is the second step of simple cognitive learning theory. First we teach (levels of social development); then we test (check for understanding).

The key to the success of the program are these first two phases. When a youngster acts inappropriately, the teacher asks in an inquiring tone using relaxed body language, “On … >>>