When teachers set high expectations for students they stay academically engaged and feel enabled to push beyond what they can already do. Students will feel encouraged to ask more questions and develop a growth mindset where they learn from challenges. Setting high expectations will create a sense of community by making the classroom a safe place, where students feel a sense of purpose for their learning and know it’s okay to make mistakes. This Quick Coaching Guide defines high expectations and then offers successful ways to implement them by designing challenging lessons, using teacher feedback to convey belief in the student’s abilities, and structuring lessons for higher-level thinking. A multifaceted tool for ongoing, embedded professional development, Quick Coaching Guides encapsulate a specific topic through the Responsive Classroom lens and offer educators unique tools for reflection, learning, and planning for change.