Unlocking Literacy, Module 1, Part 3: Universal Strategies – Wait Time

This video highlights the significance of allowing students sufficient time to respond to questions or instructions. It explains that waiting demonstrates belief in the student’s ability to contribute and provides time for processing and expression. The video suggests that teachers should avoid interrupting a child’s motor planning and instead provide a clean space for thought. The video also proposes shared reading experiences as an alternative means of promoting student participation and excitement. Overall, wait time is a crucial yet challenging skill for teachers to acquire in creating an environment where students feel appreciated and supported.