November 1, 20120 comments
by Ariel Sacks
I was writing a chapter for my Whole Novels book about setting up clear expectations, structures, and systems for accountability and support for students during the reading process. In this chapter, I found myself repeating the word "expectations," especially in subheadings. In effort to get away from that one word, I checked the thesaurus on my computer. What I found gave me pause, revealing a tension in the way the concept of expectations is often applied in education these days.