What Do Teachers Expect From Their Students?

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What do teacher expect from their students? Possibly to devote at least 3 hours studying out of classroom meeting time. Could it be to earn all A’s? Could their expectation be irrational? To be clear on what teacher expectations are, teacher expectations are prophecies to principles about current levels of capability and performance, to views about students ' normative behavior (fundamentally, cooperativeness, rule-following, etc.). From experience, as an early childhood educator who is teaching 2.5 – 3.5-year-old children, I expect them to follow directions, and to be mindful of safety and classroom rules at all times. These expectations of mine come from not only the knowledge of the developmental stages of a child, but along with how I think a 2.5- 3.5 child should behave. Because of creating these expectations for my young toddler students, a self-fulfilling prophecy is formed. A self- fulfilling prophecy is a prediction that directly or indirectly causes itself to become true, by the very terms of the prophecy itself, due to positive feedback between belief and behavior. These self- fulfilling prophecies created by teachers can have a tremendous impact on student lives. The accuracy of teacher expectations and how powerful teacher expectation effects students are strongly contrariwise associated: As accuracy increases, the likelihood for self-fulfilling prophecies declines; as accuracy decreases, the likelihood for self-fulfilling prophecies increases (Jussim & Harber,
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