Judging the consequences of local actions requires careful attention in the immediate now. The consequences of the work of an educator have to be evaluated, and they require attention to a multiplicity of expectations. These expectations are imposed by and on teachers, students, and everyone else who gets involved. Learning has to be evaluated, social behavior all too often has to be moderated, and the source of expectations and the interactions between them all draw together a complex picture. What ensue are divergences of expectations that must be considered, because they may skew the context. Divergent expectations among people means working at odds with each other, which hardly gives an accurate assessment of possibilities. There is no clarity without an awareness and understanding of how divergent expectations have impinged on the outcomes.