Professional Development for Quality Teaching


Body Language Techniques

Published: Jul 2020
15 mins


How body language or non-verbal communication can improve teaching, from starting and finishing a lesson to engaging, motivating and managing them during one.

Expert advice comes from Chris Caswell, an assistant headteacher at Myton School in Warwick, who's studied and written about the use of body language in the classroom.

Chris, who's also a teacher trainer, observes and reviews the actions of five teachers at different stages of their lessons.

The techniques he highlights include touching your head and face to encourage concentration, using hand gestures to invite participation and moving around the class to gain attention.

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