"Specializing in all things English"
Vocabulary, I think, is one area in which being a role model does not necessarily help a student. For a lot of students, their fear of embarrassment may restrict them from learning more.
I hope that by introducing new words, they would want to know more. Younger students need to learn which words are opposites of one another, and that approach would serve them well long after they become motivated to learn new words on their own.
As students grow into their teens, I hope they understand learning vocabulary is part of what it means to think critically. A desirable outcome would ... More