Faculty Insights Blog
Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences teachers and other faculty members share insights about childhood development and educational issues.
The ‘Three Rs’ of Communicating With Students -- Faculty Takeaways from the 2017 NAIS Annual Conference
Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences faculty and staff spent their March in-service day at the 2017 National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Annual Conference, the premier professional development event for teachers at independent schools. Barnesville participation was funded by the Jaralyn Hough Professional Development Fund, created in honor of Jaralyn (Jeri) Hough, Head of School from 1984-2006 to provide financial support for ongoing faculty enrichment.
Nancy Taylor, Lower School Music Teacher shared the following insights about communicating more effectively with students:
The workshop called, "The Power Of Teacher Language" was really great, and it gave me many valuable tips on the most effective ways to talk to a classroom full of young students. Teachers should be using Reinforcing Language, Reminding Language, and Redirecting Language, and many specific examples of each were given to us in an excellent hand-out. One wonderful take-away for me personally was this: Sometimes, instead of using a long string of words, ask one quick question to the group to get them thinking and focusing on what you want.
Parents can read about the “Three Rs” at the Responsive Classroom site.
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