Words can Nurture or Hurt Using Questions to Teach and Learn
Words can Nurture or Hurt Teachers give constant feedback to students. What teachers say to students, however, can also do more harm than good. This session raises awareness to unacceptable praise and provides guidelines for acceptable forms of praise that support student learning. Teachers will be able to distinguish praise for effort and feedback to improve student achievement.
Using Questions to Teach and Learn Students responses to questions help teachers assess how well students understand content. Responses also reveal students' critical and meta-cognitive thinking patterns. The focus of this session is to provide educators with strategies that help students reconfigure their domain knowledge in order to respond accurately to questions and begin to formulate their own questions.