Sunday, November 29, 2009


What are our expectations when we teach? This is where we begin. What do we expect in the classroom? We want the technology to work, and work for us when we need it to work. We want our preparation to work, to be adequate, to be enough.

Who determines our expectations? Sometimes we expect, or demand, more from ourselves. We allow ourselves to be shaped by stakeholders. What do we offer our students? Do we offer them our best?

Do our expectations change over time? The longer we teach, the greater our experience becomes. Our expectations may be shaped the unique dynamics of the classroom, of the students. We are the sum of our experiences.

What SHOULD we expect? Nothing than the best, from ourselves, from our students.

1 comment:

Dodie said...

Expectations are definitely key. I have found that most of my discussions about thinking and learning lately always come back to the expectations we have set for our teachers, administrators, students, parents, and others within our educational system.
Research says that if you have high expectations and give the support needed students will rise to the occasion. On the other hand, if we expect little, we will get little.
So, I have to say setting expectations (high expectations) is extremely important.

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