Proverbs 9:9 “Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.”
I have talked about teachers establishing the procedure of greeting students each day by looking them in the eye, saying good morning, and giving a handshake or a high five.
Another great teaching procedure for teachers to put into practice is allowing students to greet one another when they get to school. Students can be taught to orderly greet each other and take a few moments to break the ice at school each morning.
I also like to set in my schedule throughout the day times that will allow for students to talk through or teach the steps of what they have learned. Teaching new information to peers will help students understand and remember what they have learned.
Also, pairing peers together to work through new information allows for discovery and teaching opportunities that develop language and speaking skills.
If we are training students to work and become independent, they should be talking and leading more as the school year goes on.
So, who does more talking in your classroom—you or your students?