Teacher Clarity: Cornerstone of Effective Teaching
Teacher clarity has been the subject of extensive research in the fields of educational psychology and instructional communication since the 1970s. It has been defined in various ways and can be demonstrated in a host of teacher behaviors. In this paper, we review definitions of teacher clarity, explain its importance, summarize the theories and research that underlie it, describe how it can be assessed, and make recommendations for improving it.
Keywords: teacher clarity, teaching strategies, teacher communication, classroom teaching, fluency