If you didn't have a family to support/bills to pay/debt would you even show up to work at all?
If you weren't responsible for anyone, would you even bother to get out of bed?
From Kids Source:
"The expectations teachers have for their students and the assumptions they make about their potential have a tangible effect on student achievement. Research clearly establishes that teacher expectations do play a significant role in determining how well and how much students learn.
Students tend to internalize the beliefs teachers have about their ability. Generally, they rise or fall to the level of expectation of their teachers.
Conversely, when students are viewed as lacking in ability or motivation and are not expected to make significant progress, they tend to adopt this perception of themselves.
Teachers' expectations for students, whether high or low, can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
That is, students tend to give to teachers as much or as little as teachers expect of them."
affect those around YOU today?
"Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great." ~ Mark Twain