Saturday, October 04, 2008

Sarah Palin's Secret New Age'er Connection

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At the site, there is a discussion of teaching techiques and the use of phrases of praise. Here's the part most closely associated with Palin, the perfect elementary school teacher.

"Not all situations require this kind of descriptive recognition. If we are just having a conversation, and wish to encourage the speaker to tell his story, we can use minimal encourages, which are short phrases letting the speaker know you are listening (Bolton, 1979, pg 43-44):

Minimal Encourages

Tell me more. You betcha!
Oh? Yes.
For instance... Really?
I see. Gosh.
Right. And?
Then? Go on.
So? Sure.
I hear you. Darn!

Just repeating what a person says can be encouraging."

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