Check out this video by Rita Pearson @ https://youtu.be/SFnMTHhKdkw
She shares some powerful insights about the classroom that I think are sometimes overlooked when it comes to doing what's best for children. What we know: (1) Children do not rise to low expectations. (2) Children do better when they know teachers care about them. (3) Parents don't send their worst kids to school and leave their best kids at home; they send what they have.