In today’s video, we look at 4 things that every math teacher should stop saying, as well as what to say instead.
1. Does anyone have any questions?
Instead – “What questions do you have?” or “I want to hear 3 different questiosn about this topic before moving on.”
2. What’s the answer to this problem?
Instead – “How did you approach this problem?” or “What’s something you tried on this problem?”
3. That’s correct. **
Instead – “Tell me what you did here and why.” or “Convince me that this is the correct answer.”
4. That’s wrong. **
Instead – “I agree with everything up to this point.”
**Those last two are things to try not to say as quickly or just say less.
I’ve also got a spreadsheet I put together a few years ago with a bunch more sentence / question stems if you’re interested.