Episode 25: Having Clear Expectations For Your Teachers Is WAY More Important Than You Think

Episode 25 Show Notes


Why are clear expectations so important?

  • Reduces confusion and miscommunication (Clarity, everyone on same page)
  • Increases employee engagement (“A truly engaged employee feels confident about their role in their company, and they know what is expected of them at every step of a project or task”)
  • Increases productivity
  • Improved morale
  • More autonomy
  • Less micromanagement from the leader
  • Happier teachers
  • Clarity allows you to hold your teachers accountable 

Provide examples of WHY expectations are important (Blog post Business News Daily)

Offer concrete examples as to why you’ve set certain expectations, and explain to your team how these expectations connect to the big-picture goals of the company.


  • Being on time for work ensures operations run smoothly.
  • Adhering to the dress code casts the company in a professional light among customers.

Displaying a positive attitude at work helps employees deal with stress and keeps morale up.



  • Integrity/Honesty
  • Consistency
  • Sufficient Notice When Things Change
  • Autonomy With Accountability
  • Supervision/Help/Coaching/Encouragement
  • Enthusiasm/Positive Attitude



  • Excellent Classroom Management
  • High Expectations for Students and Self
  • Professionalism
  • Timely Communication with Parents
  • A Positive Attitude
  • Pride in being a Middle School Teacher at this school

Big Takeaways

  • Clear expectations are VERY important
  • Honestly assess whether or not your teachers have VERY clear expectations (ASK THEM)
  • Develop clear expectations for YOURSELF and your TEAM
  • Communicate them clearly and explain WHY they are important


Call to Action

  • Honestly assess whether or not your teachers have VERY clear expectations (ASK THEM) Which 50% do your teachers fall into?


CLICK HERE for Business News Daily Blog Post

CLICK HERE for enmehr.com Blog Post


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