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Management in the Active Classroom

How you say something to your students may be just as important as what you say.


- You read about it, we’ve thought about it, we wrote about it. Now we have a chance to...

- [Student] Talk about it.

- Talk about it.

- [Narrator] The tone of a teacher’s voice is just as powerful as the words that are used.

- And that’s the part that’s really super hard.

- [Narrator] The tone should be confident, whether conveying empathy...

- 720, okay? Are you doing okay today?

- Yeah.

- [Narrator] Excitement...

- It means you’re...

- [All] Excited!

- So everybody...

- [Narrator] Or authority.

- I want all computers closed to three quarters. And if I can see everybody’s...

- [Narrator] A measured, quiet voice can sometimes be more powerful than a loud one.

- See if that will help you communicate your message by giving the reader a feeling. Whoosh!

- [Narrator] Yelling or shrill speech are almost never as effective as calm, clear directions.

- If you can hear my voice, clap once. If you can hear my voice, clap twice. So I’d like your clipboards down, pencils down, and let’s talk about how we’re gonna work today.

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