Expectations & PRB: Rodolfo and His Tenacious Teacher: High School Mathematics
While giving extra help to Rodolfo, Mr. Herrmann sends positive expectations messages and simultaneously makes his thinking visible. Mr. Hermann shows respect and belief in Rodolfo's capacity throughout their interactions.The result is deep student understanding and relationship building too. No matter how adverse the circumstances, we never give up. You never know how this kind o finvestment in a kid will pay off in the future.
What do you think are the obstacles to doing tutoring in this way and how can you overcome them? Consider the urge to "save" students and limit their struggle.
For more information refer to p. 266 and p. 284 of the Expectations chapter and p. 194 of the Clarity chapter of The Skillful Teacher.