Words Matter: Teacher Language and Student Learning is a tool for teachers. It encourages readers to reflect on their actions and reactions during everyday classroom activities and evaluate how their oral language and gestures affect students and their learning, whether for good or ill. Dr. Glazer hopes to help teachers enable their students to become enthusiastic, independent, lifelong learners.
Susan Mandel Glazer is professor and director of the Graduate Program in Reading/Language Arts and the founder and Director of the Center for Reading and Writing at Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey. She has authored and coauthored numerous books, articles, and chapters in edited volumes. Glazer served as President of the International Reading Association in 1994-1995.
Contents Acknowledgments Foreword Preface Introduction Chapter 1: Your Effect on the Classroom Environment Chapter 2: Understanding Differences Before Judging Learners Chapter 3: The Effect of Your Beliefs on Student Learning: Classroom Management Chapter 4: Sharing Control with Children: On the Way to a Student-Centered Classroom Chapter 5. Strategies That Allow Children to Take Charge Chapter 6: When There Are No Solutions Appendixes References Index About the Author