Saturday, November 10, 2012

A reminder about the power of positive expectations - courtesy of ASCD Smartbrief

  • This is a great article on the power of language and the experiences, connotations it elicits in all of us.  It is a great read - clarifying the full impact of the concept of expectations and the use of the term in the classroom.
    A teacher's expectations influence how students learn, suggests middle-school English teacher Ariel Sacks. However, in this blog post, Sacks reminds teachers to focus on the positive connotations of the word, avoiding its use to imply control, punitive measures or inflexible demands. "It is equally important that teachers can be reciprocally influenced by the students' experience and response to conditions or tasks," Sacks writes. Teacher Leaders Network/On the Shoulders of Giants blog (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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