Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform

Fascinating story that has profound implications:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/09/17/161159263/teachers-expectations-can-influence-how-students-perform?sc=ipad&f=1001
Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform
by Alix Spiegel
NPR - September 17, 2012

Expectations effect teachers' moment-to-moment interactions with the children they teach in a thousand almost invisible ways. Teachers give the students that they expect to succeed more time to answer questions, more specific feedback, and more approval: They consistently touch, nod and smile at those kids more.
"It's not magic, it's not mental telepathy," Rosenthal says. "It's very likely these thousands of different ways of treating people in small ways every day."

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