Know exactly what success looks like

Set big goals

Students make dramatic academic progress when, from the very beginning, teachers develop a clear, ambitious vision of success. Highly effective teachers know exactly where they want their students to be by the end of the year and realize that a bold (and some might say crazy) vision of student success can actually drive student achievement.

Powerful, big goals that are measurable, ambitious, and meaningful (B-1) are developed by considering four questions: