Speaking to Students and with Students: How Our Words Matter
Discover how the language we use when speaking to and with students matters. Our words can be used to provide clear, explicit directions, to inspire, to support and encourage, and, ultimately to shape students' outlook on school experiences. In this workshop, paraprofessionals will collaborate and learn about how to effectively use their language to engage and support students across a variety of settings.
-develop a strong understanding of how our daily language impacts students
-identify four ways to ensure our daily language is effective
-differentiate between two to three different types of classroom/school language
-determine when to use the appropriate classroom/school language.