Develop a desire for academic success
Invest students & their families
Many highly successful teachers (and experts) boil the idea of student investment down to two factors: the students belief that they are able to achieve at high levels alongside their desire to do so. Or, stated more simply:
Student investment= "I can" x "I want"
For any endeavor, consciously or not, students are asking themselves "Can I do this?" and "Do I want to do this?". Your responsibility is to be sure that every student answers yes to both questions. Here are three key elements of doing so:
Create a welcoming
Create a safe, welcoming environment (I-5) that fosters self-worth, compassion, shared responsibility and academic achievement.
Create a culture
Offer relevant, appropriately challenging academic content
Maximize the impact of all these strategies by informing, involving and investing students’ families and other influencers (I-6)