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ERIC Number: EJ942555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1060-6041
Whispering Selves and Reflective Transformations in the Internal Dialogue of Teachers and Students
Chohan, Sukhdeep Kaur
Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, v16 p10-29 2010
It is beyond debate that the way one perceives oneself is influenced by the way one speaks to oneself. Becoming aware of the conversations that take place within the mind has the potential to assist one in recognizing whether the internal voice is self-limiting or self-encouraging. Making classrooms places where teachers and learners are inviting to themselves and each other is a key aspect of invitational theory and practice. My intent in this paper is to (1) discuss the influential role of the inner voice in shaping the experiences of teachers and students in classrooms, (2) introduce the art of transformation in their internal dialogue through ongoing self-reflection, monitoring, and revisions to the ways they speak to themselves, and (3) highlight the practical implications in classroom settings. The paper invites teachers and students to envision themselves in positive ways by promoting the transformation of negative, unhealthy, and irrational self-talk to inner communication that is positive, productive, and rational.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A