Opening Minds Using Language to Change Lives

ISBN-10: 1571108165
ISBN-13: 9781571108166
Edition: 2012
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Book details

List price: $18.67
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date: 1/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

"Introducing a spelling test to a student by saying, 'Let's see how many words you know,' is different from saying, 'Let's see how many words you know already.' It is only one word, but the already suggests that any words the child knows are ahead of expectation and, most important, that there is nothing permanent about what is known and not known."— Peter JohnstonSometimes a single word changes everything. In his groundbreaking bookChoice Words, Peter Johnston demonstrated how the things teachers say (and don't say) have surprising consequences for the literate lives of students. Now, inOpening 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 Livesshows 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.

Richard L. Allington, PhD, is the Irving and Rose Fien Professor of Education at the University of Florida, where he continues the study of exemplary elementary teaching. Peter H. Johnston, PhD, is a Professor in the Reading Department at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and a senior researcher for the National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement.

Acknowledgments
Choosing Words, Choosing Worlds
Learning Worlds: People, Performing, and Learning
Changing Learning Narratives
"Good Job!" Feedback, Praise, and Other Responses
Any Other Ways to Think About That? Inquiry, Dialogue, Uncertainty, and Difference
Social Imagination
Moral Agency: Moral Development and Civic Engagement
Thinking Together, Working Together
Choice Worlds
Appendix A
Appendix B
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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