presents five beliefs that encourage setting high expectations for students:



On page 42, Ritchhart (2015) presents five beliefs that encourage setting high expectations for students: 

  • focusing students on the learning vs. the work
  • teaching for understanding vs. knowledge
  • encouraging deep vs. surface learning strategies
  • promoting independence vs. dependence
  • developing a growth vs. a fixed mindset 

Choose one of these areas as your focus for this assignment. Create three actions a teacher can take to promote this area. For example, if you chose ‘promoting independence vs. dependence’, you would create three strategies a teacher can use to promote independence in the classroom. 

  • Be sure to explain each action/strategy’s educational merit. 
  • Lastly, explain how these actions encourage student motivation and promote a positive classroom environment.

Submit a paper which is 2 pages in length, exclusive of the reference page, double-spaced using 12 point, Times New Roman font. The paper must be well written and cite at least 1 outside sources in APA format.  Check all content for grammar, spelling and to be sure that you have properly cited all resources (in APA format) used.


Papers will be assessed using this rubric. 


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