4 Things Every Math Teacher Should Stop Saying

4 Things Every Math Teacher Should Stop Saying

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.

By Thom H Gibson

I help middle school STEM teachers create meaningful & memorable experiences for their students. Teacher, podcaster, YouTuber. Two-time teacher of the year

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