Make it easy on your child to become independent in the bathroom: stay with elastic waisted pants! Skip the cute belts, pants with hooks, zippers, snaps, buttons. I work in a day care center, and we see frequent accidents that didn't have to happen because the child wanted to do it themself and couldnt get out of their clothes in time. We even occassionally have a child still in onesies during potty training! The easier you can make it, the more successful the process will be.
My daughter isn't fully potty trained but every time I ask her if she has to go she knows the words "pee" and "poop" when she sits down at her potty, then mommy has to sit down at the potty as well. She is learning that way and aren't quite there but I feel like we are getting there!(: