The Power of Teacher Language

As the children come back from lunch, they are slow to quiet down. Calmly, the teacher rings a chime, a well-rehearsed signal for attention. She waits a moment until the last child is settled, quiet, and looking at her, then says in a conversational voice, “I see that everyone is ready for math. Let’s get started.” The children’s focus shifts and the lesson begins.A few simple words guided the children to a place where they could learn at their best.
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