How to Talk Effectively with Students: Speak the Language That Makes Them Feel Supported and Engaged


Speaker: Jenny Edwards


SKU: 111214

Webinar Description

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We can all remember how great we felt when our favorite teacher praised us for a job well done or a good instructor encouraged us during a tough assignment. We were eager to go the extra mile for these teachers because we knew they believed in us and supported our success.

Study after study shows that our relationships with our students are crucial to their well-being and their ability to learn.  The language we use every day, however brief our interactions with students, shapes our relationships with them and determines the impact we will have on them.

Want to become more conscious of your language so that you are better able to nurture, motivate and guide your students?

Join Jenny Edwards for a 2-hour webinar on how to talk effectively with students. Appropriate for all grade levels, this fast-paced webinar will give you refined strategies for talking to students in an approachable and credible voice. Jenny will share her powerful language tips for building positive relationships with students, deepening learning and exerting a positive influence on their lives.

Webinar Topics

  • Inviting language–what the research says about educator talk to students
  • 7 principles for using inviting language
  • How to use the two types of voices–credible and approachable
  • How to use language to build relationships with students
  • How to use language to teach students
  • How to use language to influence students
  • How to use inviting language in different contexts


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About the Speaker

Jenny Edwards

Jenny Edwards is the author of Inviting Students to Learn: 100 Tips for Talking Effectively with Your Students and Time to Teach: How Do I Get Organized and Work Smarter?” She has worked in education for more than 35 years, teaching at the elementary, middle school, and university levels. Jenny also worked in staff development in Jefferson County Schools in Denver, Colorado for four years and has mentored first- and second-year teachers.

From 1994-1997, she served as Project Director and Principal Investigator for the Pleasant View Project, a $1 million grant from the US Department of Education to use Cognitive Coaching, SM Michael Grinder’s Nonverbal Classroom Management and monthly dialogue groups to assist teachers in implementing content standards.

Jenny earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK), specializing in early childhood education, and a Master of Science degree in elementary education from UTK with a specialty in reading. She then earned a doctorate in human and organizational systems from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA. She has been studying the impact of words on thinking patterns since the early 1990s.

Jenny currently teaches doctoral students in the School of Educational Leadership for Change at Fielding Graduate University. She also leads seminars on Cognitive Coaching,SM Adaptive Schools, Callahan’s Thought Field Therapy, and other topics. She has presented seminars in French, Spanish, Italian, and English in 17 countries.


Frequently Asked Questions

How does a webinar work?

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How many can access the event per registration?

Registration is by site, not by individual, so there is no limit to the number of people who can participate at your site. We do request no more than one phone connection per site.

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Yes. You may fax the PO to 815-461-5647 or call us at 207-632-1954. Please include the full name and email address of the registrant.

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Both include the synchronized audio and PowerPoint, but the link may only be accessed for 30 days. The CD-ROM provides a permanent record of the webinar.