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1 B3: Communicating challenging learning expectations to each student How does a teacher encourage, yet challenge, each student academically?

2 Key Words to Consider  All students can learn  Meaningful achievement  Confidence in students  High standards  Standards within reach  “You can do it!” “You did it!!” approach

3 Bullet #1  Explains the importance of an environment in which challenging learning expectations are communicated

4 Exploring Question  What is the impact/value on the teaching and learning process when effective teachers communicate an “I believe you can do it! attitude to all students?

5 Impact / Value  Foster learner interest and growth  Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships Teachers need to establish expectations that are rigorous and meaningful, yet realistic – within reach – combined with encouragement for students to have the confidence to strive to succeed

6 Exploring Question  How does use of the contemporary 3 R’s (Rigor, Relevance, and Relationship) communicate challenging learning expectations to EACH student?

7 Contemporary 3 R’s RigorRelevanceRelationship

8 Bullet #2  Describes how teachers show through words, actions, and attitudes that each student is capable of meaningful achievement

9 Exploring Question  What are some descriptive examples of the words/statements, actions/behavior, and attitudes/beliefs effective teachers use/show that clearly demonstrate to ALL students that they are capable of meaningful achievement?

10 Ways a teacher communicates challenging learning expectations  Conveys the attitude that school is a place for learning and all students can learn  States a commitment to individual excellence and high performance from learners  Encourages learner responsibility for learning  Explicitly (directly) or implicitly (indirectly) that each student is capable of learning

11 Ways a teacher actively encourages learners to meet challenging expectations  Words: encouraging comments  Actions: enthusiasm  Attitude: all learners are capable of achievement  Encourage learners to think about how they think (metacognition)  Define self-motivation and self-discipline as essential for life-long growth and learning

12 Final Thoughts  A teacher’s confidence in learners can help learners “stretch” themselves to tackle challenging tasks  A teacher’s high standards for learners can encourage them to produce work of high quality, completed with conscientious attention  Teachers need to draw on the learners’ background knowledge and experiences to communicate expectations appropriate to individual or groups of students


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