"This text speaks to an aspect of teaching that is often neglected in teacher preparation programs and in fact may not be on the radar of practicing teachers. As someone who designs and delivers professional development to practicing teachers, I can see a great deal of use for the ideas in this book. Experienced teachers often find that district-designed, one-size-fits-all PD is not particularly helpful, but this book has the potential to take each and every teacher from where they are right now and contribute to their professional growth."
"This book demystifies the verbal magic that helps teachers turn a classroom into a learning community with lively and engaging discourse. It provides teachers with the instructional elements necessary to orchestrate dialogue into a powerful learning tool. The book helps teachers empower students and give them an appropriate and potent voice in the teaching and learning environment."
"The author is clearly an experienced teacher who has taken an in-depth look at the topic of communication in the classroom."