The Power of Our Words for Middle School: Teacher Language That Helps Students Learn by Responsive Classroom

The Power of Our Words for Middle School: Teacher Language That Helps Students Learn

Book Title: The Power of Our Words for Middle School: Teacher Language That Helps Students Learn

Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.

ISBN: 1892989867

Author: Responsive Classroom


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Responsive Classroom with The Power of Our Words for Middle School: Teacher Language That Helps Students Learn

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When the language we use with our students is positive, clear, and purposeful, our classrooms are transformed. This practical book focuses on five types of positive teacher language:

  • Envisioning language—help students see themselves reaching goals and making positive contributions
  • Reinforcing language—recognize students' efforts so they can build on their success
  • Reminding language—prompt students to take more responsibility for their learning
  • Redirecting language—get students back on task quickly
  • Open-ended questions—build critical and creative thinking skills

Book features:

  • Guidelines for using each type of language
  • Practical tips to strengthen your use of language
  • Numerous examples to use as models
  • Charts to help you track your progress