Expectations form a fundamental backdrop to establishing a classroom of motivated students. They are the unwritten rules that surround relationships in classrooms, providing key guidance to students as they attempt to answer questions like, what should I do, how should I do it, what should it look like, can I do it, and what happens if I can’t? While teachers will often consider important planning phases around procedures, behaviors and criteria for success, expectations go beyond these ideas and into the core of individual beliefs. By examining our expectations for students and for ourselves we can gain insight into how to convey key messages that will help students to become more engaged, high achieving and better connected to the learning in our classes.
Objective:By the end of the session, participants will know the components of high expectation messages in the classroom and will develop strategies to communicate the key messages of “this is important”, “You can do it”, and “I won’t give up on you.”
Date: April 26, 2017Time: 3:30-4:30pmLocation: Conway Professional Development CenterFacilitator: Rick Biche