Meeting Your Expectations | Cosmic Variance

The results of this study won’t surprise many people. The idea of people living up to expectations whether they be good or bad isn’t very new. But it did get me thinking about this upcoming job I might have. I know that most of what I do will be trying to impart skills into students at various levels. However, how much of an impact can expectations and the perception of expectations influence that transfer of aptitude?

What I’m wondering is how to best use this information to provide a positive expectation environment without inducing a false sense of self-confidence. I’ll be thinking about this for a while I’m sure.