I think all teachers can benefit from watching this short video, The Power OF Expectations.
This is one reason why he should be Looking At Our Students Through The Lens Of Assets & Not Deficits.
Here is how I have suggested to our principal we use this video at our site:
1. Lead asks teachers to think of an instance when they personally have lived up or down to another’s expectation of them (for example, attendance staff have always showed pity on me and, because of that, I’ve never really tried that hard to do better – BUT DON”T TELL SANDY! 😉 ). Pair share, and then a couple share to group.
2. Lead asks teachers to think of an instance when they believe their expectations impacted on how a student did. Pair share, share out.
3. Ask for ideas on how we can keep this idea in the forefront of our minds
And here’s a related tweet:
Yesterday I told 3 stdnts that I thought they were leaders & asked if they'd consider taking more leadership roles. All appeared shocked & honored, & agreed. 2day each asked if they could be peer mentors 2 younger studnts, Stdnts will rise 2 high expectations
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) October 11, 2018
As a middle school teacher I told my students that they were all geniuses and then, as I’ve mentioned before on FB, I proved it to them via mnemonics and mind mapping. Then I showed them how to get organized and attack their learning goals.