"Reaching for high goals energizes students—but they won't strive if they don't trust. When a trusting learning environment isn't present, students hedge their bets and play it safe. Or even worse, resistance to learning sets in. Students may hide from the teacher, or may appear to agree just to placate an authority, but privately reject any suggestions. At the extreme level, outright refusals and open hostility surface."

ASCD

Demonstrated Success
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"Reaching for high goals energizes students—but they won't strive if they don't trust. When a trusting learning environment isn't present, students hedge their bets and play it safe. Or even worse, resistance to learning sets in. Students may hide from the teacher, or may appear to agree just to placate an authority, but privately reject any suggestions. At the extreme level, outright refusals and open hostility surface." – ASCD