Teacher expectations have a massive impact on student learning, and yet, are often an overlooked factor in most school improvement efforts. In the episode, Ken brings the humor, heart, and hammer to address the limiting beliefs that reside in the culture of schools and how we need to work together to move ALL students to and through the bar.

Significant Quotes:

“What started out as ways to organize how we service kids have become permanent tattoos and what they do is they calibrate expectations, and that is the killer.”

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“Buy-in doesn’t happen until you do the work and get better results.”

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“We think that if we put people together who do the same job and have them meet once a week, that’s a team. That is not a team.” Ken Williams

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