Communicating high expectations to students requires both clarity and empathy. It can sometimes be a difficult juggling act. We explore ways to incorporate one of the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education into your teaching. Discover some of the pitfalls and the great promise in rethinking how you challenge students to excel in their learning. The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology’s Claire Lamonica and Jim Gee also discuss ways to help students get back on track when they don’t meet your expectations.

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