“Julius Segal’s work on the factors that help kids overcome adversity is particularly powerful. He found that the common denominator among kids who’d overcome great hardship to succeed was the presence of a “charismatic adult” in their lives. Segal defined that person as an “adult from whom children gather strength,” and specifically said often that person is a teacher.”
This is from blogger Mark Esner:
Our department motto is “Expect Excellence” and we have put it at the heart of everything we do. One thing we have really insisted on this year is that pupils make sure that their work is excellent before they declare it “finished”.
A real treasure trove of resources here
A great blog about the difference teacher expectations can make