The Power of Our Words: Teacher Language that Helps Children Learn

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Learn how teachers can use language—words, tone, and pace—to increase student engagement, build a positive classroom community, and more effectively manage behavior.

In this warm and thought-provoking guide, Paula Denton offers practical tips, real-life anecdotes, and concrete examples, including specific suggestions about language to adopt and language to avoid. Topics include:

  • Using language to help children envision success
  • Open-ended questions that stretch children's thinking
  • Listening and using silence skillfully
  • The 3 Rs of teaching language: reinforcing, reminding, and redirecting
  • Saying what you mean and meaning what you say: giving brief, concrete instructions that offer meaningful, specific encouragement

The Power of Our Words advocates a sensible approach to teacher language that is backed by research and proven through decades of successful practice in elementary classrooms nationwide.

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Paula Denton began working as a Responsive Classroom consulting teacher in 1990 and later managed program development at Center for Responsive Schools. She is the author of Learning through Academic Choice.

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This book is filled with stories and examples for using words effectively to deal with just about every challenging situation you can think of. It is a wonderful guide for teachers on how their choice of words and tone of voice can make the difference between encouragement and discouragement for children. --Jane Nelsen, EdD, author and co-author of the Positive Discipline series of books

Generous in its practical examples, The Power of Our Words also clarifies the principles behind using constructive language in the classroom. The book calls on us to remember that teaching is not a monologue, but a dialogue. --Carol Ann Tomlinson, EdD, Professor of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy, University of Virginia

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