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Haley23 Haley23 is offline
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Old 10-21-2017, 12:17 PM
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You know what's funny? We're now being instructed to do the exact opposite. We've been told that saying things like, "I like how Johnny is sitting" is too "passive." Also saying something like, "Please walk in the hallway" and saying "thank you" after the student complies is passive.

We're supposed to give "assertive" directions, which are direct statements explaining exactly what you want the students to do, basically like your examples of what you're not allowed to say anymore. For example, "Turn around and face me," or "Sit here."

We're also dinged for giving "aggressive" directions, such as "What did I just ask everyone to do?" (which I admit, I am so guilty of!)

Our admin does walkthroughs and marks the number of passive, assertive, and aggressive directions we give .
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