>>Where do I need to go to begin my
project? Tara, what is your plan?>>Developing a calm, neutral,
assertive voice is part of the teacher’s own self-regulation,
which allows them to help students to be self-regulated and to
be secure in the knowledge that the teacher will be receptive
to them, but also in control.>>All right, everyone partner up.>>The tone of voice we
try to use when we speak with our students is what we would
call calm, neutral and assertive.>>Show your partner any
emotion, any emotion.>>We found it to be immensely important
for helping kids to do the right thing and to guide them and to redirect them.>>Self-regulation is the way that
we manage ourselves to behave in the ways we intend to behave rather
than becoming overwhelmed with anger or fear or anxiety and acting out.>>Boy: [Screams.]>>I have a question, are you
starting a new structure?>>If we’re talking in a
voice that is too aggressive, we might accidentally be using fear
to manipulate children’s behavior.>>And we’re using that.>>Let’s let him take
off the screws first.>>Instead of helping them to
gain that intrinsic motivation to do the right thing
for the right reasons.>>And sometimes it’s not
safe to go to the beach.>>Okay, one at a time.>>Because there are shark attacks.>>Yes, I heard be careful of the sharks.>>So the sweet spot is calm,
neutral, assertive and the teachers who get the best responses
from kids are the ones that have mastered that the best.>>All right, we’re going to get
ready now for close reading.

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