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ERIC Number: EJ829637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
The Power of Expectations
Cross, Neal
Principal Leadership, v9 n3 p24-28 Nov 2008
Principals want teachers to do more than profess high expectations for their students. Principals want teachers to have the knowledge and skills to realize their expectations for students by using strategies that increase students' attention to their achievement and responsibilities for learning. Current expectancy literature states that teachers who hold high expectations for students: (1) Explicitly state their expectations for achievement to students; (2) Spend equal amounts of time interacting with high- and low-achieving students; and (3) Teach students about the relationship between effort and achievement and about what it means to be smart in their classes. This article cites the three key messages that must be conveyed to students. It also describes several strategies that teachers must employ when they communicate their expectations to students. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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