Category Archives for "Expectations"

Oct 17

Great Expectations

Expectations , Teaching

I mean, not many people will argue with the idea that “all children can learn.”And yet…Do you ever secretly worry sometimes that maybe there are some students who can’t learn or at least can’t succeed at high levels?Have you ever met a student in whom it was difficult to believe?I bet if we’re honest, we’ve […]

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Oct 10

A Tale of Two Teachers

Expectations , Teaching

I want to tell you a story about two teachers. Both were my professors my first semester in graduate school.Both teachers were brilliant researchers and writers, both were highly engaging teachers, and both were likable human beings.And, I was failing both of their classes.It wasn’t that I wasn’t trying. I worked really hard, attended class, […]

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