PLANNING THE SELF-MANAGEMENT CURRICULUM
The preceding chapters have provided the building blocks of a SM curriculum. The next step is to plan how they can be assembled to fit classroom, school, or district resources. This chapter guides the curriculum planning process, describing when and how to teach your SM curriculum. The major product of this plan is an instructional program with daily lessons and exercises. This program makes it possible to plan teacher training and to adapt the SM curriculum to meet the needs of the community (Chapters 21 and 22).
A curriculum, as represented by the instructional program, sequences teaching over time to evolve student behavior. This section analyzes the types of sequences that need to be designed and the resources that influence their design.
Figure 20.1 illustrates the six types of sequences. 1 An exercise sequence indicates the organization of the elements of teaching for an instance of a teaching procedure. Any instance of a teaching procedure is composed of any number of models, prompts, tests, or consequence elements. The preceding chapters have illustrated the variety of arrangements they can take. The exercise sequencing question is: How can the elements of teaching be organized so that an instance of a teaching procedure is effective?