Show Notes

Self-talk is a skill that we use to coach ourselves through any challenging or mundane task. How can educators embed this skill into the classroom in order to help students feel success in all content areas and in life outside of the classroom?

Today, Maggie Luma and I are talking with Pooja Patel, an expert in self-regulated strategy development, to continue our conversation on self-talk and the impact that this skill plays both in and out of the classroom.

What to Listen for:

  • How does Pooja define self-talk?
  • What is ThinkSRSD?
  • How can you begin to infuse self-talk into the classroom?
  • What impact can self-talk have on students in our classroom?
  • Why is it important to make self-talk a deliberate and intentional part of classroom instruction?
  • How can teachers avoid making self-talk feel silly for students to practice?
  • What self-talk scaffolds can teachers provide for students?
  • What is the power of self-talk?
  • How can teachers help students who are struggling to utilize self-talk?

My hope is that this episode empowers you to begin infusing elements of self-talk into your classroom in the capacity that best fits the learning environment that you have created for your students. It does not matter how deeply or quickly that you establish self-talk instruction into the classroom, what counts is that you are bringing it into the classroom. As Pooja says, “Go slow, start small and you will see a domino effect.”

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