What to say and How to say it

I’ve been reading the article Learning to be Learning Disabled by Marie Clay.  She cites research that shows that our responses to students will affect their future behavior.

Immediate correction by the teacher leads to fewer attempts by the child.
The teacher telling the correct answer leads to more appeals for help by the child.

Wait time leads to more self correction by the student.
Questioning leads to more searching and checking by the student.

As teachers, we want to utilize more wait time and questioning.

I also want to share a short (less than 5 minutes) video on the kinds of praise and feedback we give students.

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2014/10/30/video-excellent-short-summary-of-carol-dwecks-research/

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