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      Engagement. . . .
     
                           Accountability. . .  
                                                                         
                                                            Retention. . . 
     
    Learning happens when these three words are part of the classroom experience.   In order to learn, students must be engaged in the learning process.  This means that a student needs  to put aside distractions and focus on the material at hand.  Once engaged in the material, the student then needs to hold him or herself accountable:  a student's work needs to be of the best quality and due dates must be adhered to.  Once a skill is learned, the goal is to retain that skill.  Review of material will be ongoing throughout the year, offering the support needed to retain the material.