How often do we pick up on the nonverbal cues our students give us? Our body language sends a message that is often times more powerful than our words. Read the newest tip from our series:
“Body language can convey whether we are speaking from a “power over” or “power with” perspective.
What is your body language with your students? What is your body language communicating?
Regardless of how short a child is, to convey that we want to speak with them from a “power with” perspective, we can squat or sit down to talk with them eye-to-eye. We can invite students who are taller than we are to sit down so that we can talk eye-to-eye with them, as well.
Notice how often your students are looking up when they interact with you.”
Here are some tips from the NEA website on how body language can help teachers establish a good rapport with their students!