*This inner talking is not simply the idle chatter of the mind. Inner speech plays a vital role in controlling and influencing our behaviour.
*What we say to ourselves affects our attitudes and actions. It also affects our understanding of the world.
*Impulsive children lack the patterns of inner speech that would help them focus on the matter at hand.
To describe something differently to oneself is to understand it differently
These thoughts are taken from the Mediated Learning Workshop, as well as "Teaching Children to think" by Robert Fisher