Body Language

Management in the Active Classroom

Your physical presence in the classroom conveys powerful messages to students.


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- Before a teacher even speaks, body language can set an atmosphere of safety, respect, and high expectation. A teacher’s physical presence should exude confidence in herself and her students simply by the way she stands and the look in her eyes.

- That top paragraph, Kiana, can you read that in your best college voice?

- Okay, the next step-

- [Narrator] Every teacher develops a crucial set of looks that the students know mean different things from a gentle reminder to a firm knock it off.

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- [Narrator] Teachers can use their physical proximity to students to give support, reminders, or redirection without a spoken word.

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