Results Oriented

Results Oriented


When teachers see the 2 words, results-oriented, generally, they have a few questions, especially teachers who taught during the era of high stakes testing. Teachers often wonder what or how a results-oriented classroom can lead to a culture of success.

In a strength-based classroom, results-oriented does not mean that we, as teachers, are going to focus on a student’s test results, homework results, or assignment results; but, instead, it’s a focus on all students understanding that short and long term academic, social, physical and emotional goals lead to wonderful results, and with hard work, perseverance and focus, the results lead to greater and more profound possibilities.

In a strength-based, results-oriented classroom, students know that their work counts. They know that the teacher’s lecture matters. They know that the homework is meaningful. They know that the assignments have depth. They know that the tests translate into deeper learning.

Research Shows Grit Plays Key Role in Black Males’ College Success

A student’s determination could be the key to helping shape their outcome in college. Dr. Terrell L. Strayhorn says it has long been known that a student’s grade point average and test scores from the SAT and ACT foreshadow the level of academic achievement in college. He sought to test what role a noncognitive trait — grit — plays in predicting successful outcomes, as well.

In the article, “What Role Does Grit Play in the Academic Success of Black Male Collegians at Predominantly White Institutions?” Strayhorn takes a look at a student’s social background, as well as his academic performance. In it, grit is defined as “the tendency to pursue long-term, challenging goals with perseverance and passion.”  Continue reading.