Education consultant and ASCD author Carol Ann Tomlinson advocates for educators to “teach up”—to plan differentiated instruction that provides equitable access to “high ceilings” of learning and scaffolding that enables
High expectations refers to an effort to maintain the same high educational standards for all students in a class or school. It is based on the belief that with time and appropriate supports, all students can learn; all brains can grow and change. Educators who teach with high expectations ensure that all students have the supports needed to achieve at equally high levels.
Plotinsky, M. (2022, June 13). Creating a Classroom That Is Student, Not Teacher, Driven. Edutopia. Retrieved June 29, 2022.
Teachers can take a step back and create lessons that put student explorations at the center of learning.
Merriman, T. B. (2022, June 16). 6 Museums With Exceptional Teacher Resources. Edutopia. Retrieved June 29, 2022.
From full-fledged lesson plans and virtual field trips to expansive digital archives and opportunities for professional learning, museums have so much to offer beyond the in-person experience.
Will, M. (2022, June 21). Looping: Here’s What Happens When Students Have the Same Teacher More Than Once. Education Week. Retrieved June 29, 2022.
When students have a teacher for more than one year, they benefit academically and behaviorally, a new working paper shows.
Parrish, Nina. “How to Get Students Thinking About Their Own Learning.” Edutopia, George Lucas Educational Foundation, 5 May 2022.
When students begin to plan, monitor, and evaluate their learning, they develop self-regulation and can set more ambitious goals.
Smith, C. (2021, April 5). 13 Effective Study Strategies to Help Students Learn – MindShift. KQED. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
With the increased self-sufficiency necessitated by virtual education, educators and parents can help students learn and manage their goals more effectively by directly teaching study skills.
Silver, D. (2022, March 11). Why Intrinsic Rewards From Teachers Are Best For Students. SmartBrief. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
In response to the significant decrease in student motivation during the past two challenging years, many educators have chosen to explore different means to promote engagement – including rewards.
O’Connor, C. (2021, August 24). Using Community Agreements to Start the Year Strong. Edutopia. Retrieved March 9, 2022.
Teachers and students can get off to a good start by determining their values and setting expectations for each other as a group.
McDowell, M. (2021, December 21). 3 Ways to Encourage ‘Coasting’ Students to Reach Their Full Potential. Edutopia. Retrieved March 7, 2022.
Students who are doing well—but could be doing much better—benefit from feedback that encourages self-monitoring.
McDowell, M. (2022, January 7). 3 Strategies for Setting Up Rigorous Expectations With Students. Edutopia. Retrieved March 7, 2022.
Explaining the criteria for successful learning at the surface, deep, and transfer levels puts students in a better position to meet benchmarks.