ERIC Number: ED528609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives
Johnston, Peter H.
Sometimes a single word changes everything. In his groundbreaking book "Choice Words", Peter Johnston demonstrated how the things teachers say (and don't say) have surprising consequences for the literate lives of students. Now, in "Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives", Peter shows how the words teachers choose affect the worlds students inhabit in the classroom, and ultimately their futures. He explains how to engage children with more productive talk and to create classrooms that support not only students' intellectual development, but their development as human beings. Grounded in research, "Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives" shows how words can shape students' learning, their sense of self, and their social, emotional and moral development. Make no mistake: words have the power to open minds--or close them.
Descriptors: Moral Development, Intellectual Development, Self Concept, Emotional Development, Social Development, Speech Communication, Psycholinguistics, Learner Engagement
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