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What we teachers say and how we say it can carry a lot of weight.

In addition to the links on below, you might be interested in:

The Best Resources On Talking With Children About Tragedies

New & Revised: A Collection Of Advice On Talking To Students About Race & Racism

The Best Ways To Talk With Someone Who Disagrees With You

The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students

The Best Resources On The Importance Of Correctly Pronouncing Student Names


Here are some related resources that might be worth looking at – please let me know what I’m missing:

Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do is a piece I wrote for ASCD Educational Leadership.

Small Shifts in Teacher Talk Make a Big Difference is from ASCD.

What to Say Instead of ‘I’m Proud of You’ is from Edutopia.

Words and Phrases to Avoid in a Difficult Conversation is from The Harvard Business Review.

Growth Mindset Feedback is from Mindset Works.

Talk Less So Students Learn More is from Edutopia.

How Much Should Teachers Talk in the Classroom? Much Less, Some Say is from Ed Week.

Telling The Story: Enslavement Of African People In The United States offers important suggestions about what words are most appropriate and accurate to use when discussing slavery.

7 Phrases Every Leader Should Say More Often to Build Trust is from Inc.

7 Things Teachers Say to Create a Supportive Classroom is from Edutopia.

What We Say and How We Say It is from Language Magazine.

Which generic phrases should teachers drop? is from TES.