A Series On Talking Less - From Ian Byrd's Blog
I wrote a series about reducing teacher talk and increasing student responsibility:
- Shocking Stats On What Students Can Hear - We simply can’t listen as fast as we speak.
- Making Better Class Announcements - Many of our words are wasted not on teaching, but on announcements and directions.
- Use Non-Examples - As teachers, we use tons of examples to illustrate concepts. But an example becomes even more powerful when paired with its opposite: the non-example.
- Two Discussion Tics - When leading discussions, I accidentally developed two weird tics: re-stating and repeating louder.