This book is for teachers who want to make their classes a place of peace, rest and repose in today’s endless educational bustle. Our sudents - across subject areas - are often out of control as a result of not being engaged, and oftentimes they are disengaged because they do not understand their teachers. When we speak slowly, we calm everyone down, including ourselves, and support students’ understanding. SLOW is the most important skill of all in any CI classroom.
When students sense that we want to speak to them without hurry, putting their comprehension above all else, they begin to trust us. Of course we need to point and pause, which really is just an aspect of slow, and use visual supports, and the rest, but SLOW is the skill that makes all the other skills work. SLOW is the engine.
Ben Slavic and Tina Hargaden are on a mission - to make your life in the classroom as simple and joyful as we possibly can.