Empower your students to advocate for themselves in the classroom! Students know when they are confused or need clarification but often do not know what to say to communicate their needs. Teach them the Language of Learning and watch how quickly they learn to speak up for themselves. As students become comfortable with the phrases, they will naturally come up with their own. It’s a joy to see students grow in confidence as they learn to express themselves clearly.
Quick Start Directions:
1. Print out the Language of Learning in poster size and display at front of room.
2. Explain the purpose of the Language of Learning: It’s a way for students to tell the teacher when they are confused or need more information.
3. Point out that “what?” and “huh?” do not communicate anything!
4. Repeat each phrase in choral fashion with the class.
4. Give students handouts of the Language of Learning.
5. Prompt students daily to use these phrases until they do so on their own.
Note: A detailed Mini-Lesson is included on the 2nd page.