Nonverbal communication in the Classroom
Behavior charts are an easy way to encourage appropriate classroom behavior because students can see how they are doing behavior-wise. A simple tracking method is to use numbers or colors to signify good and poor choices. For younger children, it will be especially easy for them to learn to associate the color red or the number 1 with poor behavior and the number 5 and color green with good behavior. When children are not following the rules, have them move their name or a clip down the chart, a concrete way to reinforce the classroom rules.
Body language is important to the way students read you. For example, frequently crossing your arms can put students on the defensive and make it look as if you're closing your self off to communication. If you do not know what to do with your hands, try pressing your fingers against each other in front of your chest. Students are more likely to be receptive to your ideas if you have body language that is open to them. You also can utilize hand gestures to make a point. We all know what a finger to closed lips means or a wagging finger.
Eye contact is another way to improve your nonverbal communication skills. When you look around your classroom, you secure the trust of your students while also getting their attention. In addition, if a student is acting up you can try the five second stare. The student should get the idea that the behavior is inappropriate when she notices your stare.
Clapping is a quick way to get the attention of a classroom that is out of control. If you do not have time for a five second stare, loud claps should make your classroom stop acting out and pay attention. Simply clap your hands together several times loudly.
Do not hesitate to tell students that they are going to have time out if they continue to act unruly. State loudly and clearly that the actions they are taking are making you send them to time out during recess. Follow through with your punishment to demonstrate that the students cannot get away with poor behavior.
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- That's if you can understand it of course.
As you can see there are numerous ways that we communicate with each other, it can come down to the slightest chance in facial expressions that seem to send off the loudest messages some times, pretty cool when you think about it.
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I think I need clarification. How do they ... what? What do you want to ask? And when you find out WHAT, can you specify WHICH other country? As different countries tend to have different ways. Complicated, I know.