I think it is SUPER important to set high expectations at the beginning of the year. Students need to know that you expect the world of them and that you have faith in them! I'm going to be doing this "7 Habits of Highly Effective Students" presentation at the beginning of the year. If it works out to do it during orientation when I'll have parents, I might do it then so that they can benefit from the message.
This presentation will help let your students know that you don't care about what happened in the past; you believe that they can be successful THIS year if they put their mind to it! I based the Power Point presentation off of Stephen Covey's 7 Habits and I believe that it applies to us teachers, too! One of the habits is beginning with the end in mind...totally applies to assessment! Another habit is being proactive...this is so important as a teacher. Keep yourself organized to prevent messes in the future!
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