Making Learning Visible - Self-Verbalization (0.64 Effect Size)

Setting up a culture in your classroom of changing negative statements to positive statements will increase the confidence in your students and achievement will increase.  An atmosphere that accepts mistakes is supported by positive self-talk for students.  As a teacher, demonstrate making a mistake and expressing how everyone makes mistakes, “I will learn from that mistake,” and “It is okay to make mistakes.”  By modeling this behavior in a positive manner with self-talk, a teacher is assuring the students that mistakes are a normal part of life.  Read more about this sample strategy on self-verbalization to improve positive statements in your classroom.  


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