Talking, Listening, and Teaching demonstrates how important it is for teachers to understand and monitor classroom communication patterns and resolve problems that may hamper students' learning. Using examples from real classrooms, the author explains
How classroom talk is different from communication outside the classroom
How to gather and analyze data about classroom talk
What type of questioning generates good discussions
Why and how to give feedback to students
How nonverbal communication impacts the classroom
This insightful guide to classroom communication, featuring provocative "Thinking About Your Own Classroom" questions, is ideal for teacher study groups and benefits educators who wish to effectively manage this important aspect of teaching and learning.
Thomas S. C. Farrell is a professor in applied linguistics at Brock University, Canada. He has been involved with ESL and applied linguistics for the past twenty-seven years and has written extensively on topics such as reflective practice, language teacher development, and language teacher education.