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Expectations May Not Be Everything, but They Count for A Lot

01 Aug 2016, Posted by Sarina Simon in Adult Literacy, Learning Science, Teachers Who Never Give Up, Tutoring

Unfortunately we often read about teachers who have given up on students. Sometimes their motives are benign, but nonetheless damaging. ┬áTake for example the teacher who worries too much about student self-esteem and does not offer challenging curriculum. Then there are those whose motives are not just misguided but downright disdainful–“these kids can’t learn,” “these kids don’t want to learn,” and so forth. Happily this post is not about those that give up, but instead about those that never give up. Instead she was talking about a homework assignment completed by her 67 year old tutee who is no longer…