How to Increase Student Performance with High Expectations

Maria PolonchekTeaching StrategiesLeave a Comment

Psychologists have long known that the expectations of others can affect our behavior. If we perceive that other people have high expectations of us, this can lead to higher performance. Likewise, low expectations can lead to decreased performance. How can we harness this information to help students live up to their fullest potential? Carl Sagan wrote, “The visions we offer our … Read More

7 Meaningful Activities for Students Who Finish Early

Alex MurilloTeaching StrategiesLeave a Comment

A student’s life is largely structured around the routines and rituals of the school day, so it’s normal for them to experience some anxiety when the regular classroom teacher is away. As a substitute teacher, you can ease their anxiety by being prepared and in control, especially at moments when students are unsure of what they should be doing. Even … Read More