Expectations: "Learning is Messy": High Expectations Feedback and Confidence Building: High School Algebra
Mr. Gilles is a high gain teacher who regularly gets students who have done poorly in mathematics in middle school. Notice the language that puts students in charge of their decisions and explains the reasons he wants to see alltheir work.
The arena of classroom life shown in the clip is ìgiving help - a great topic for peer observation is to capture dialogue for each other about how we speak to students in these situations and what embedded messages leak out through our choice of words.
For more information refer to p. 286 of the Expectations chapter and p. 341 of the Classroom Climate chapter of The Skillful Teacher.
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