Communicate & Support High Expectations
Communicate high expectations and provide students with the support to meet them. Students thrive when challenged, if they understand the expectations, how to meet them and feel the instructor believes in their capabilities (Refs. 1-4).
- Communicate expectations and multiple strategies to approach the work.
- Indicate that all students can meet the challenge with practice.
- Build in low-stakes, well-structured practice on skills required for tests and assignments.
- Give students feedback that includes recognition of your high standards and the sense that the student can meet them.