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Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children's Learning
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Johnston's goal is to build a sense of agency within each student that ultimately adds to the larger classroom community. This idea of agency involves a child's sense of himself and his abilities. By developing the child's personal narrative of success, rehearsed frequently as a self-reminder and teaching tool for classmates, the teacher equips him with a knowledge and self-awareness that feeds on itself. The child becomes confident when new problems appear and moves through familiar steps of problem solving. Questions like "How did you figure that out?" and "What problems did you come across today?" underscore the idea that problems are not failures, but rather normal occurrences that can be overcome by using certain strategies. In addition to building these powerful narratives, teachers can reflect a child's knowledge through questions that solicit thorough explanations for what is known and draw connections between ideas. Questions like "How did you know that?", "How else . . . ?" and "How could we check?" enable students to articulate what they know and construct deeper meaning.
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A wonderful resource for any teacher or parent. It is a book I will reread multiple times. A lot of great advice and it has helped me transform the way I talk with my students. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Alex Burrows
This book pointed out the importance of the words we choose in everyday interactions with others. There were also a number of examples and why they work. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindra
Excellent text about the importance of how we talk to students on a daily basis. The slightest changes in our language can have a huge impact on students' self esteem, motivation,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by CGMD
This book is a really great- short read book. It's small, concise, and to the point. For those teachers who don't have a lot of time (all of them), this is a good book to use to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rachael Dodgen