Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Speak to me!

Zooming around, helping this and that child with things - now that I have a moment to reflect - they could have and should have fixed the problem they had independently! But time is ticking and I can't wait!

No it's not me being grumpy - on reflection I kept the 'Mrs T will fix it quickly' going, rather than get the 'student to work it out'. In our rush to get the job done, we are at fault causing our children to often not work things through to the end as we 'don't have the time' to wait around for it to happen?

Due to the 'rush' behaviour, I think it's helped the culture of pointing, grunting and incomplete sentences to rise. Now being more concious of the almost nil response or clear requests that need to be made when needing assistance, I am reminding myself and those I help to 'speak to me'. I've failed to pick this up often. I am making more of an effort to remind myself and my students that we must speak in a clear and concise manner to assist each other.

How have you been communicating in class? Have you found yourself in the same situation? Overcome it? Never had this problem?

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