Eliciting language using sabotage
by Emily Humphrey, MSDE, CED
I know what you’re thinking…sabotage?! While the word sabotage is negative in nature, when used to promote language it can be a light and positive tool for professionals. Sabotage is a language strategy where the professional deliberately creates a problem or difficult situation for the student. Now that there’s a problem, the student has an immediate need to use language to make a comment or request. Your student can catch you making a mistake and get a kick out of telling you what to do! In order for sabotage to be lighthearted, try it out in situations where you know your student can be successful. View our latest Quick Tip video for more information on how to use sabotage in your classroom and then leave a comment below to tell us how it went!