The Power of Our Words

Author: Paula Denton
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
ISBN: 9781892989598
Release Date: 2013-11-19
Genre: Education

Simple changes in a teacher's language can bring about profound changes in students and classrooms. By paying attention to your words and tone of voice, you will: Increase students' engagement with academicsBuild positive communityMore effectively manage your classroom That is the message of The Power of Our Words, a book that has changed the teaching lives of tens of thousands of educators since it was first published in 2007. In this updated second edition you will find practical information to help you: Lead students in envisioning themselves achieving successUse questions that encourage deep and creative thinkingListen to students in ways that support their growthReinforce students efforts and remind or redirect them when they go off track. Throughout, you will find an increased emphasis on using teacher language to support academic engagement and critical thinking skills as called for in the Common Core State Standards. And an updated, livelier format makes this second edition even easier to read.

The Power of Our Words

Author: Paula Denton
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools Incorporated
ISBN: 1892989182
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Education

Language may be a teacher's most powerful tool. Every day the words, phrases, tone, and pace you use have the power to help students develop self-control, build their sense of belonging, and gain skills and knowledge.This book, by an author with more than twenty years of experience teaching children and educators, will help you recognize the influence your words have on the children you teach. It will show you how to use language more skillfully, building a classroom where students feel safe, respected, appreciated, and excited about learning. Full of practical tips, real life anecdotes, and concrete examples, this warm and thought- provoking guide includes 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 teacher language: reinforcing, reminding, and redirecting; saying what you mean and meaning what you say; giving brief, concrete instructions; offering meaningful, specific encouragement. The sensible approach this book advocates is backed by research and proven through decades of successful practice in elementary classrooms nationwide. It offers ideas beginners can try immediately and a wealth of guidance and support for those farther along in the process of changing their language.

The Power of Our Words

Author: Paula Denton
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
ISBN: 9781892989185
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Education

Language may be a teacher's most powerful tool. Every day the words, phrases, tone, and pace you use have the power to help students develop self-control, build their sense of belonging, and gain skills and knowledge.This book, by an author with more than twenty years of experience teaching children and educators, will help you recognize the influence your words have on the children you teach. It will show you how to use language more skillfully, building a classroom where students feel safe, respected, appreciated, and excited about learning. Full of practical tips, real life anecdotes, and concrete examples, this warm and thought- provoking guide includes 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 teacher language: reinforcing, reminding, and redirecting; saying what you mean and meaning what you say; giving brief, concrete instructions; offering meaningful, specific encouragement. The sensible approach this book advocates is backed by research and proven through decades of successful practice in elementary classrooms nationwide. It offers ideas beginners can try immediately and a wealth of guidance and support for those farther along in the process of changing their language.

Use Your Words

Author: Carol Garhart Mooney
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 9781605543185
Release Date: 2005-11-01
Genre: Education

Understanding how the ways that teachers talk to children helps them to develop language skills.

Rules in School

Author: Kathryn Brady
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
ISBN: 9781892989420
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Education

Join the thousands of teachers in schools nationwide who have used this positive approach to discipline to establish calm, safe classrooms in which students can do their best learning. The approach to discipline presented in this book helps children develop self-control, understand how positive behavior looks and sounds, and come to value such behavior. With many examples from their own classrooms, three experienced teachers offer practical techniques to help you: establish clear expectations for behavior from day one; teach students how to articulate their learning goals for school; create classroom rules that connect to students' goals; use techniques such as interactive modeling to teach positive behavior; reinforce positive behavior with supportive teacher language; quickly stop misbehavior; restore positive behavior so that children retain their dignity and continue learning; reinforce positive behavior with supportive teacher language.

The Power of Our Words for Middle School

Author: Responsive Classroom
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
ISBN: 9781892989864
Release Date: 2016-04-27
Genre: Education

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 languageReinforcing languageReminding languageRedirecting languageOpen-ended questions Book features: Guidelines for using each type of languagePractical tips to strengthen your use of languageNumerous examples to use as modelsCharts to help you track your progress

The Joyful Classroom

Author: Responsive Classroom
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
ISBN: 9781892989833
Release Date: 2016-03-16
Genre: Education

Students learn more—and with more joy—when lessons connect with their lives and interests while challenging them to stretch and grow. In this book, you'll find practical, ready-to-use strategies for creating active and exciting lessons. You'll learn about: Partnering and grouping students for optimum learning Using interactive learning structures such as Maître d' and Swap Meets to support active learning Incorporating acting, drawing, debating, and more into daily lessons while still meeting rigorous learning goals Infusing lessons with choices in what or how to learn to increase students ownership of their learning Incorporating student self-assessment tools to help children monitor and evaluate their own work and identify ways to improve their learning Filled with lesson plans, precise directions for interactive learning structures, planning guides, and more!

Opening Minds

Author: Peter H. Johnston
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 9781571108166
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: Education

"Introducing a spelling test to a student by saying, 'Let's see how many words you know,' is different from saying, 'Let's see how many words you know already.' It is only one word, but the already suggests that any words the child knows are ahead of expectation and, most important, that there is nothing permanent about what is known and not known." — Peter Johnston Sometimes a single word changes everything. In his groundbreaking book Choice Words, Peter Johnston demonstrated how the things teachers say (and don't say) have surprising consequences for the literate lives of students. Now, in Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives, Peter shows how the words teachers choose affect the worlds students inhabit in the classroom, and ultimately their futures. He explains how to engage children with more productive talk and to create classrooms that support not only students' intellectual development, but their development as human beings. Grounded in research, Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives shows how words can shape students' learning, their sense of self, and their social, emotional and moral development. Make no mistake: words have the power to open minds – or close them.

Responsive Classroom for Music Art PE and Other Special Areas

Author: Responsive Classroom
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
ISBN: 9781892989840
Release Date: 2016-07-24
Genre: Education

Responsive Classroom practices have helped thousands of special area teachers for more than 30 years. Here you'll find practical suggestions, charts, planners, and examples from experienced special area teachers who use Responsive Classroom practices every day. You'll learn how to: Open and close each period in calm, orderly waysSet students up for success by modeling and practicing skills and routinesUse positive teacher languageEngage students more deeplyRefocus and recharge students with quick, fun, movement breaksRespond to misbehavior to get students back to learning

Teasing Tattling Defiance and More

Author: Margaret Berry Wilson
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
ISBN: 9781892989543
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Education

This practical guide by veteran teacher Margaret Berry Wilson first reviews why children misbehave, then offers positive, effective strategies to stop 10 common classroom behaviors quickly and respectfully--and get students back on track for learning.

Teaching Children to Care

Author: Ruth Charney
Publisher: Northeast Foundation for Ch
ISBN: 9781892989086
Release Date: 2002-03-01
Genre: Education

"Ruth Charney gives teachers help on things that really matter. She wants children to learn how to care for themselves, their fellow students, their environment, and their work. Her book is loaded with practical wisdom. Using Charney's positive approach to classroom management will make the whole school day go better." - Nel Noddings, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University, and author of Caring This definitive work about classroom management will show teachers how to turn their vision of respectful, friendly, academically rigorous classrooms into reality. The new edition includes: More information on teaching middle-school students Additional strategies for helping children with challenging behavior Updated stories and examples from real classrooms. "Teaching Children to Care offers educators a practical guide to one of the most effective social and emotional learning programs I know of. The Responsive Classroom approach creates an ideal environment for learning—a pioneering program every teacher should know about." - Daniel Goleman, Author of Emotional Intelligence "I spent one whole summer reading Teaching Children to Care. It was like a rebirth for me. This book helped direct my professional development. After reading it, I had a path to follow. I now look forward to rereading this book each August to refresh and reinforce my ability to effectively manage a social curriculum in my classroom." - Gail Zimmerman, second-grade teacher, Jackson Mann Elementary School, Boston, MA

Choice Words

Author: Peter H. Johnston
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 9781571103895
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Education

Describes how elementary teachers can build healthy learning communities through language, providing examples of words, phrases, and language use to help students become strategic thinkers and develop literacy skills.

Teaching for Joy and Justice

Author: Linda Christensen
Publisher: Rethinking Schools
ISBN: 9780942961430
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Education

Presents a collection of essays and practical advice, including lesson plans and activities, to promote writing in all aspects of the curriculum.

The Morning Meeting Book

Author: Roxann Kriete
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
ISBN: 9781892989604
Release Date: 2014-04-14
Genre: Education

Promote a climate of trust, academic growth, and positive behavior by launching each school day with a whole class gathering. This comprehensive, user-friendly book shows you how to hold Responsive ClassroomMorning Meetings, a powerful teaching tool used by hundreds of thousands of teachers in K-8 schools. In the new edition of this essential text, you'll find: Step-by-step, practical guidelines for planning and holding Responsive Classroom Morning Meetings in K-8 classroomsDescriptions of Morning Meeting in action in real classrooms100 ideas for greetings, sharing, activities, and messages: some tried-and-true and some newUpdated information on sharingGuidance on adapting meeting components for different ages and abilities, including upper grades and English Language Learners.Explanations of how Morning Meeting supports mastery of Common Core State Standards, 21st century skills, and core competencies enumerated by the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL).

Classroom Spaces that Work

Author: Marlynn K. Clayton
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools Incorporated
ISBN: 1892989050
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Education

Create a physical environment that is organized, welcoming, and well suited to the needs of students and teachers with this guidebook for K-6 educators. This book will help you set up physical spaces that are conducive to learning and make your best teaching possible.--[book cover].