Setting Expectations

“A great teacher sets high expectations for all students. This teacher realizes that the expectations she has for her students greatly affect their achievement; she knows that students generally give to teachers as much or as little as is expected of them.” – Maria Orlando

As the end of the school year is drawing near continue to collaborate with your students to develop shared values and expectations to end the year strong academically and prepare them to start the next year strong.  Here are some suggestions:

Write a letter to your students highlighting their accomplishments from the school year and encouraging them in their next school year. This could be mailed to them just before school starts or given to the at next years’ open house.  

Have students write a letter to themselves highlighting their accomplishments or what they want to remember going into next school year. Be creative and allow students’ to be creative.

Have students create a scrapbook highlighting their year and their goals for next year.