ERIC Number: ED470891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
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Enterprise Talk: A Handrail to Integrity and Authenticity.
Defining teaching as "the way we bring ourselves to the learners" at the current moment, this paper describes "Enterprise Talk," a measurable, practical guide for talking to children in times of difficulty and responding with effective positives. After discussing how teachers teach (i.e., teachers model; teachers inform; teachers respond positively to what they value), the paper talks about ineffective habits that are barriers to establishing a positive relationship between teacher and learner. The paper then discusses implementation of Enterprise Talk to help teachers set aside these ineffective habits. The components of Enterprise Talk are described, including prohibitions (i.e., no directions, no questions, and no praise) and guides for speaking and supporting behavior (i.e., descriptions, narrations, self-talk, non-verbal recognition, intrinsically phrased rewards, and descriptive cue sequence). The paper concludes by noting that Enterprise Talk reminds teachers to model, inform, and respond positively to what they value. (Author/HTH)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Classroom Communication, Early Childhood Education, Interpersonal Communication, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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