Over the past few years, there are very few teaching concepts that have caught my attention as much as the impact of teacher expectations on students. At first glance, you would think expectations are a trivial factor. After all, expectations are a mindset, not a practice. Just having higher expectations, does not necessarily dictate any changes in actual teaching. However, there is a growing abundance of research showing that just believing in our students, can be one of the most impactful things we can do. John Hattie’s meta-study has shown that believing students are capable of success has an ES of 1.29, making it one of the all-time highest factors on his list (Hattie, 2017).