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The Power of Our Words: Teacher Language That Helps Children Learn
Paula Denton, EdD
What you say—and how you say it—can help students develop confidence, competence, and self-control. The Power of Our Words offers practical tips, real-life anecdotes, and concrete examples on how to use your words to build a positive classroom community and increase student engagement.
Topics covered in this book include:
The “Three Rs” of teacher language: reinforcing, reminding, and redirecting
Listening and skillfully using silence
Saying what you mean and meaning what you say with brief, concrete, and specific instructions and feedback
Stretching student thinking with open-ended questions
Using language to help students envision success
Book, 180 pages.