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How to develop high expectations 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.

5 practices for creating a classroom climate that promotes high expectations

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

Four approaches grouping in 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.


High Expectations Teaching infographic

The key features of high expectations 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



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 Expectations 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