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How to develop high expectation teaching

Why high expectations teaching is so important, and how to introduce the key strategies of high expectations teaching into your practice.

7 goal setting strategies for high expectations teaching

How to set high expectation goals for your students.

Four approaches to grouping that promote high expectations teaching

Approaches to grouping that avoid perpetuating low expectations through ability grouping

High expectations self assessment checklist

A checklist for teachers to use when evaluating their high expectations practice.

Key differences between high and low expectation teachers

A summary of the key differences between high and low expectations in practice.

What your teaching practices say about your expectations

A brief insight into what certain teaching practices reveal about your expectations and beliefs about student learning.

5 practices for creating a classroom climate that promotes high expectations

How to create a classroom culture that supports achievement through high expectations.


High Expectation Teaching infographic

The key features of high expectations teaching at a glance.



High expectations teaching animation

The key features of high expectation teaching at a glance

"Your work is valuable and education is lucky to have your insight, knowledge and courage to try something new. I have found the research that you put up on The Education Hub very interesting. It is generating a lot of discussion and thought in our staffroom."

Suzanne, Year 3-4 teacher



What does the research say about the impact of streaming, setting and attainment grouping on students?

Digging into the research on the impact of streaming or grouping on student outcomes and equity in education.

Urgency, high expectations and rigour: Critical components of teaching and learning in New Zealand schools

Exploring the need for a sense of urgency, high teacher expectations and rigorous tasks in New Zealand classrooms

The power of intentionality, coherence and being ambitious and explicit around expectations in schools

Some lessons from a high functioning American Charter Management Organisation.

Floors and ceilings in education; what limits are we placing on students and teachers?

What are the constraints and enablers that operate within the New Zealand school and education system

Implementing High Expectation Teaching in a Year 6 classroom

Anja Hennig from Green Bay School talks about implementing the principles of high expectations teaching in her Year 6 classroom


Seminar on high expectation teaching by Prof Christine Rubie Davies

Professor Christine Rubie Davies discusses her ground-breaking research on the impact of high expectations teaching and the practical steps teachers can take to become high expectation teachers
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