What is Great Expectations®?
Great Expectations® Tenets
The Tenets are as follows
(2) Teacher Attitude and Responsibility
(3) All Children Can Learn
(4) Building Self-Esteem
(5) Climate of Mutual Respect
(6) Teacher Knowledge and Skill
Great Expectations Eight Expectations for Living
Educators helping students achieve excellence guide them in adhering to the following expectations:
We will value one another as unique and special individuals.
We will not laugh at or make fun of a person’s mistakes nor use sarcasm or putdowns.
We will use good manners, saying “please,” “thank you,” and “excuse me” and allow others to go first.
We will cheer each other to success.
We will help one another whenever possible.
We will recognize every effort and applaud it.
We will encourage each other to do our best.
We will practice virtuous living using the Life Principles.
Great Expectations Life Principles
Respect, Responsibility, Courtesy, Leadership, Patience, Fairness, Flexibility, Perseverance, Resiliency, Effort, Problem Solving, Patriotism, Gratitude, Common Sense, Tolerance, Cooperation, Honesty, Trustworthiness, Integrity, Commitment, Citizenship, Justice, Service, Loyalty, Propriety, Humility, Courage, Friendship, Initiative, Ambition, Caring, Compassion, Generosity, Humanitarianism, Sincerity, Forgiveness, Curiosity