When students enter your classroom or library for the first time, they bring with them their concerns about their future experiences, as well as their high hopes for positive outcomes. Though some of their preconceptions may be based on projection, rumors, or sheer nervousness, taking the time to know and understand the motivation behind students’ expectations can set the tone for an engaging and productive experience. Rather than try to guess what students are thinking, you may decide to devote some time to a question-and-answer session during your first meeting. In addition to learning more about the students, you’ll Read More…