Total Learning is active learning. When you are leading echo patterns with speaking, singing, body percussion or movement, do you notice when you create an especially good pattern? When you do good work, recognize it and give yourself a pat on the back! First, you have analyzed your work and used judgment to discriminate between the OK and the exceptional. Next, you have given yourself positive feedback that will increase the chances of you striving for more exceptional work. And finally, you have provided a model of how to give positive feedback to students when they are actively involved in creative, hands-on, brains-on work. They need to have high standards, just like us!