Why is silence so scary? This paper explores the reasons behind why silence is so hard for us as tutors to utilize in our tutoring sessions, as well as the benefits of using silence and wait time. These benefits include an effective learning environment, a stronger understanding of the student and their assignment, and a respect for the student's ideas and authorship of their paper.
Ririe, Megan, "Don’t Talk -Listen: The Power of Silence in a Tutoring Session" (2017). Tutor's Column. Paper 6.