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What Students Say to Themselves

What Students Say to Themselves
Internal Dialogue and School Success

November 1999 | 120 pages | Corwin

Teach your students to talk themselves into success! Research indicates that what students say to themselves about themselves directly affects their results. Purkey explains what teachers can do to promote positive self-talk in students and how schools can become a powerful "positive signal system."


Listening to the Voices of the Inner Self
Developing Concepts of the Self
How Internal Dialogue Develops
Promoting Positive and Realistic Self-Talk in Students
Creating School-Wide Strategies to Enhance Positive Self-Talk

"In this concise, clearly written monograph, Purkey, a former public school teacher and currently professor of counselor education at University of North Carolina, Greensboro, describes how those who work with young people can encourage positive, realistic self-talk in themselves and their students."

J. A. Gamradt, University of New Mexico
CHOICE, 2000

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