Positive Teacher Language
The Responsive Classroom approach shows teachers how to communicate with students in ways that increase students' engagement with academics, build positive community, and more effectively manage classrooms. Watch these examples from real classrooms to see Responsive Classroom teacher language in action!
Kindergarten teacher Suzi Sluyter uses a variety of teacher language strategies to support students' learning as they paint.
And here, fifth grade teacher Rhonda Eckenroth uses positive teacher language as she guides a book discussion.
Want to see more? Check out the Teacher Language playlist on the Responsive Classroom YouTube channel.
Learn how to use Responsive Classroom teacher language:
The Power of Our Words: Teacher Language That Helps Children Learn, 2nd Edition
This essential book has helped tens of thousands of teachers learn to use words, tone, and pacing more effectively.
Teacher Language in a Responsive Classroom DVD
Watch nine teachers, grades K–4, use positive teacher language in their own classrooms.