How to focus on the positive aspects of expectations

11/1/2012 | Teacher Leaders Network

A teacher's expectations influence how students learn, suggests middle-grades educator 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.

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