With this accountability piece of the High Road School model, Ebony began to take personal responsibility of her actions and reactions. This development allowed her to flourish in the classroom. Ebony started utilizing “I” statements to fully process the ownership of her actions. She volunteered to read books to the class and accepted that mistakes happen. Now Ebony is more comfortable moving out of her comfort zone and embracing difficult situations.
After developing a solid foundation of behavioral skills, school staff encouraged Ebony to continue building on her achievement. They used various teaching methods, including hands-on projects and experiments, along with direct instruction using multiple types of content such as video, audio, text and picture cues modeling and authentic situation learning. By broadening the types of learning experiences, Ebony began relating classroom teachings to real-life situations.