Chapter 1 – Teaching Expectations

Summary from the introduction of Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth:

As teachers, we know it’s important to have high expectations for students. That said, the way we respond when students don’t know how to behave is radically different from our response when students fail to grasp academic concepts. Whether mastering long division or the ability to keep one’s hands to himself, it’s all about learning. We will look at how a few simple changes in your approach have the potential to help all of your students flourish.



Questions for reflection:

Think about your classroom or campus. What is one behavior you are constantly correcting? How could you reset your expectations?

What can you do to reteach those expectations to students throughout the year?

If you knew you would have visitors in your class or on your campus, what would you address with your students before the visitors arrived? Why not tackle that now?