The Effect of Teacher Language Pattern Use on Timed Reading Speeds

Published: 20120000

Journal: New Directions 31, 1-10

Organization: Nagoya Institute of Technology

Author(s): Brian Cullen

English Abstract: You probably remember a teacher who motivated you when you were in elementary school, high school, or university. When you think about that teacher again now, you may even be able to remember some of the wordsthat teacher used, words that effectively motivated you to learn much fasterand more easily than in other classes. As teachers, we are aware thatstudents may be motivated or demotivated depending on which words andphrases we choose to use in the classroom, and an effective teacher carefullyuses words and language patterns that influence students positively in their learning (see Cullen & Mulvey, 2012 for many examples of languagepatterns that you can use in your own classroom to motivate students.)

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