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Daniel A. Heller describes a top-to-bottom overhaul that includes
(ASCD Premium and Select Member book, 2004) 6" x 9", 115 pages. Also available as an e-book!
What teachers say to students—when they praise or discipline, give directions or ask questions, and introduce concepts or share stories—affects student learning and behavior. A slight change in intonation can also dramatically change how language feels for students. In What We Say and How We Say It Matter, Mike Anderson digs into the nuances of language in the classroom. This book’s many examples will help teachers examine their language habits and intentionally improve their classroom practice so their language matches and supports their goals.