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The impact of teachers’ most common phrases

Estimates on the number of words that the average person speaks each day vary widely, with research suggesting we utter anything between 7,000 and 16,000 in our waking hours.

But teachers, of course, are not your average people: the number of words that escape from their mouths in 24 hours will be vastly more than 16,000.

How useful, though, are all of those words? What are we actually saying? What are the most common words that teachers use and what impact are those choices having on children’s learning?

Interested to find out, I

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