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Alternative Education

Frequently Asked Questions and Promising Practices

II. Practices that May Benefit Students, Parents, and the School Community

17.Personal/social/life skills - promising practices in Alternative Education

Staff identify and consider specific personal/social and other life skills for personalized planning, instructional delivery, and support services for all students. The Alternative Education program/school includes time for course content devoted to personal/social and life skills. Cooperative learning, team building, and other group activities are practiced to exercise the development of personal/ social behaviors important to the success of the community. The program/school has an established plan to address student or family crises as they arise. Accommodations for cultural differences are made to allow for personal success within the learning environment.

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Last Updated: September 20, 2012
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