Students are born with a powerful desire to learn. Everything we do as parents and teachers must ensure that this powerful desire is kept alive. If there were to be one thing to be continually assessed it would be this desire... too many students leave with little to show for their time at school. Too many leave alienated and powerless.
I have this on my classroom wall as our class promises, instead of class rules. Sets "understanding of expectations" from day one and instantly sets the tone for the year. Powerful words for parents to read on open house night too.... LOVE THIS!