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This week, I want to share a recipe for success that’s encoded in your Shurley English Teacher’s Manual. It’s easy to follow and contains three main ingredients: knowledge, skills, and practice. When mixed properly, the combination creates competence and confidence! Allow me to elaborate.
Competent means having the knowledge and skill to do something well. The more you learn, the more competent you become.
Competence = Knowledge + Skill
Confident means feeling self-assured in one’s own abilities. It’s a ‘state of mind’ increased by practicing acquired knowledge and skills.
Confidence = Knowledge + Skills x Practice
The following tested and tried Shurley English recipe has been preparing competent, confident communicators for generations. Make sure to follow it in your classroom!
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