CEC Student Forum 2019 – Setting Expectations in the Classroom

CEC Student Forum 2019 – Setting Expectations in the Classroom


(bright music) – The student forum at
CEC is a session that is tailored specifically
for students and early career teachers, and
it’s an opportunity for them to have a specific session
where they can go and learn about evidence-based
practices that are relevant to what they’re doing
or will soon be doing in the classroom. It’s really important to
study classroom expectations and for the classroom,
because you can be an expert in your content, you can know
exactly what you wanna teach, but if you don’t
have expectations and if your students
don’t know how to behave, how to move around
the classroom, what the procedures are, then you can’t even
deliver your content. You have to be able
to establish order in a safe environment
so that kids can learn. And also, another key issue,
of course, is communication. You have to be able to
communicate clearly, not only with your students
but with your colleagues and the parents of the
kids you’re working with. It’s really important
for teachers to be able to set
expectations and reinforce those expectations, because
students need structure. They need to come in, they
need to know what to expect. The school needs to be
a safe place to learn, and if you don’t have
structure and routines, and if kids are confused
and not knowing what to do, then it really interferes
with their learning, so that’s a huge part of
a teacher’s set of skills is how to set expectations
so that kids can come in and get involved
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