Background on this Tool
The instructional techniques for setting high academic expectations for students found in this resource derive from the book, Teach Like A Champion by Doug Lemov. The techniques are presented alongside research on the importance of providing students with high expectations in the classroom.
Guidance on How to Leverage this Tool
This resource includes five instructional techniques for setting high academic expectations for students in every classroom: No Opt Out, Right is Right, Stretch It, Format Matters, and Without Apology. This resource can be leveraged by teachers, as well as instructional leaders and coaches, to improve instructional skills centered on setting high expectations for student achievement. Each instructional technique includes detailed examples and optional scripts that can be used for practice.
Getting Started with the High Academic Expectations Techniques
Teachers and instructional leaders are encouraged to study and practice these techniques in a professional learning setting prior to utilizing them inside classrooms. After studying and practicing these techniques, teachers and instructional leaders will be better positioned to determine when and how to begin using one or more of these techniques to set and reinforce high expectations inside classrooms.