PIDP 3250 – The Power of Words

This video posted by my peer on the forum, struck a chord with me, and sends an incredible message. It made me realize the power words have in our daily lives. Our use of words can increase student engagement, build a positive classroom community, and more effectively manage behavior by helping students develop confidence, competence, and self-control. By using positive words we can energize our students. This video highlighted the importance of words for me. Words are a powerful teaching tool. We cannot teach a lesson without words. Our words can lift our students up to their highest potential or tear them down. Words can help build positive relationships or encourage discord and distrust. Our words shape how students think, act and learn. Bearing in mind what a difference the right words can make, I can appreciate that it is a good idea for me to take the time to choose my words wisely as words have enormous power.

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