TFA is big on Teach Like a Champion. It’s a really good book, and I plan to implement some of its tenets in my own classroom.
One of the most popular concepts in the book is using the acronym SLANT for active listening position:
Ask and answer questions
Nod your head
Track the speaker
I’m making posters for my classroom right now, and I’m wondering if I want to use SLANT in my classroom or not.
My question for all of you teachers out there: do you use SLANT in your classroom? If so, would you recommend it for a first-year teacher?