Up to this time, this blog has focused on language development and use by children. The idea was to focus on the ways in which children do and can develop the language skills that help them to be successful learners. There is a wealth of information “out there” as well an on this blog about ways to do this.
It is time for a new focus: the communication of adults that impacts children’s success in school and beyond. Teachers and parents talk about children and their success or lack of success in school, administrators and teachers talk about children, special educators and teachers talk about children. Support staff members and “outside” experts “communicate” about children and their success or lack of success in school. What do we know about how these “stakeholders” (is that the correct term?) talk to each/one another about children’s success in school? How much of their conversations address the reasons for children’s success or lack of success and what each adult does/can do to ensure that success.
I am going to start with a very brief video (4+ minutes) featuring an expert on adult communication about children’s success in school. I “found” this video when I googled the topic “open to learning.” Here is my starting point: exploring what this well respected expert has to say. More to follow.
Here is a follow-up video with more detail about “Open to learning communication.”