Tuesday, August 8, 2017
How to Talk So Kids Can Learn - Reading Together - Seven Skills That Invite Kids to Cooperate
At Home and in School
Instead of questioning and criticizing, you can:
1. DESCRIBE THE PROBLEM.
“I see wet paint all over the floor.”
2. GIVE INFORMATION.
“It’s easier to remove paint before it dries.”
3. OFFER A CHOICE.
“You can clean it up with a wet rag or a damp sponge.”
4. SAY IT WITH A WORD OR GESTURE.
5. DESCRIBE WHAT YOU FEEL.
“I don’t like seeing the floor splattered with paint.”
6. PUT IT IN WRITING.
ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS: Kindly restore floor to original condition before leaving the room. Thank you, The Management
7. BE PLAYFUL (USE ANOTHER VOICE OR ACCENT).
In country-and-western style sing: Ah see paint thar on the floor, An’ it’s a sight ah do deplore. Git out your mop an’ rags galore, An’ help to do this little chore.
(locations 742-759, Kindle Edition)
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