This week we want students to think about their expectations for the day and the difference between expecting and reaching vs accepting and improving.
Expectations are often a self-fulfilling prophecy because we form a belief or expectation about something and then allow that expectation to alter the way we think and behave. It can be our own behavior and observations, which ultimately causes our original expectations to come true for us.
This is why helping our students pay attention to their expectations is so critical. Negative expectations certainly set them up for an unhappy day, but positive expectations may also lead to disappointment when they go unmet.
It isn't what the day brings to us that matters, but what we bring to the day.