Presentation on theme: "B3: Communicating challenging learning expectations to each student How does a teacher encourage, yet challenge, each student academically?"— Presentation transcript:
B3: Communicating challenging learning expectations to each student How does a teacher encourage, yet challenge, each student academically?
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
Bullet #1 Explains the importance of an environment in which challenging learning expectations are communicated
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?
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
Exploring Question How does use of the contemporary 3 R’s (Rigor, Relevance, and Relationship) communicate challenging learning expectations to EACH student?
Contemporary 3 R’s RigorRelevanceRelationship
Bullet #2 Describes how teachers show through words, actions, and attitudes that each student is capable of meaningful achievement
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?
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
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
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