Professional Development for Quality Teaching


Body Language for Reinforcing Learning

Published: Jul 2020
3 mins


Demonstrating how body language or non-verbal communication is useful for teaching and reinforcing knowledge of difficult concepts.

Body language expert Chris Caswell, assistant headteacher at Myton School, observes and reviews a modern foreign languages class on verbs.

He highlights how the teacher's gestures help her command the class in front of the whiteboard, and how changes to her intonation indicate when she wants pupils to listen and when she wants participation.

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