teacher language - Steve Barkley

Request Coaching on Your Words

An article by Alyssa Nucaro, Positive Words Go a Long Way: Simple ways to frame what you say to students to encourage and empower them,  establishes several “listen for” items that a teacher could give to a coach for observation and feedback. Two thoughts from Nucaro identify why this topic is worthy of being a […]

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Work or Learning?

While observing in classrooms in several schools these past few weeks, I was re-engaged in the examination of the language teachers and students use when describing the tasks in which students are engaged. It is often described as the “work” that students are to do.  I’m wondering how that concept interferes with students’ focus on […]

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