Opening Minds : Using Language to Change lives

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Peter H Johnston
Hawker Brownlow Education


Sometimes a single work changes everything. In his ground-breaking book Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children’s Learning, Peter Johnston demonstrated how the things teachers say (and don’t say) have surprising consequences for the literature lives of students. Now, in Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives, Peter shows how the words teachers choose affect the worlds students inhabit in the classroom, and ultimately their futures. He explains how to engage children with more productive talk and to create classrooms that support not only students’ intellectual development but also their development as human beings.

Grounded in research, Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives shows how words can shape students’ learning, their sense of self, and their social, emotional and moral development. Make no mistake: words have the power to open minds – or close them.

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