#SOL17: Teacher Student Promises

I can’t get these two pictures out of my mind.  They came from a MS presentation at #TCRWP Saturday Reunion.


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How do these expectations offer VOICE and CHOICE to students?  

How do these expectations help promote student independence?  

Who is doing the work?

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Thank you, Betsy, Beth, Deb, Kathleen, Lanny, Lisa, Melanie, and Stacey for this weekly forum and the #SOLSC that runs from March 1 to the 31st. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here. 


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15 responses

  1. These are fabulous. I’ve never seen them laid out so plainly and i really like them. It is what I aspire to.

    1. Adrienne,
      I know. So crystal clear. And so much what every student deserves! ❤

  2. Thanks for sharing! Never thought of listing the expectations in the classroom. It does make everything clear for them and for the teacher. Helps keep everyone in the same neighborhood.

    1. I’ve seen the “Rules” but I think this is even better because it shares more about the teacher philosophy than just the rules!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

      1. I agree. Letting the students know where you stand and what you believe goes a long way.

  3. These are great. Clearly shows that teaching and learning is a two way street having attainable expectations by the teacher as well as the student. Great way to promote active learning.

    1. Yes, that whole engagement that = active learning!!! “two-way street” is so important!

  4. I LOVE the expectations of the teacher. The time to talk to your friends is a great one. They have such powerful conversations and it is realistic that we tend to pick our books based on friend recommendations. Great expectations!

    1. I’m so happy that you LOVE these as I do, too. Capitalizing on peer relationships for a positive rather than “shushing them” because they are too noisy can be a WIN/WIN!

  5. Fran, I retweeted this when I saw it because I love it so much. So glad you published it!

    1. Lanny,
      I agree. It’s on perpetual rewind in my brain!

  6. Simple. To the point. It’s what every student should expect of their teacher.

    1. Exactly! LOVE it! Should be the requirement for every classroom! ❤

  7. So much energy is spent on what we expect from students. But, just importantly if not more important, is what they should expect from us.

    1. I know, Phyllis, (smack myself in the head). Why didn’t I think of this? Big DUH!

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