By saying these words and phrases, you can help your students build capacity for taking responsibility.
Maybe you’ll make a different choice next time.
What do you think I believe happened?
Good luck solving that problem.
Let me know if you would like any help.
You are a good thinker.
I bet you can figure this out.
Would you like to know what some other kids have tried in situations like this?
We’ll see how that works for you. I’ve noticed that you sometimes. . . .
What are some other things you could do?
How would you like to offer to make this up to me (or someone else)?