Body Language For Teachers

Whether you’re teaching second grade students, a graduating high school class or a roomful of engineering majors in college, body language can play a large part in how successful your classrooms become. Inside a classroom, your body language will often dictate your presence and your students will respond accordingly.

The more in control you are of a classroom, the better the learning experience often becomes. Partly, this happens because students create and partake in less distracting activities when this is the case. Mostly, though, I’ve always believed that good teachers are ultimately the ones that are able to command the attention of their students. When they respect your authority, they listen and pay attention. Instead of attending to other things, they actually focus on your lessons and do the work required.