Great Expectations is a teacher training program that is bringing major change and innovation to public school classrooms. Training encompasses the very best of what is known about teaching and learning today. Drawing from many time-honored, research-based learning theories/practices, training is structured to provide insight and practical application skills necessary to assist students in becoming self-directed learners, productive citizens, effective communicators, critical thinkers, and cooperative contributors in the classroom as well as in society.
Changing the teacher's dialogue with students is critical to changing the dynamics of the classroom. This can be accomplished by using creeds and famous quotations in their conversations. These powerful words cause students to listen and respond differently. Over time, the entire atmosphere in the classroom will change into a respectful, encouraging climate.