Using body language to keep pupils calm at the end of a lessson The programme shows how effective management at the end of the lesson, when concentration is reduced, can be helped by body language techniques.
The closing stages of a geography lesson are observed by body language expert Chris Caswell, assistant head at Myton School in Warwick.
He highlights how the class is kept calm and ordered with simple arm and face gestures. He focuses on the teacher’s use of evaluation as a tool to maintain attention and organise the exit.
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Using body language to settle pupils at the start of a lesson The programme demonstrates how body language or non-verbal communication can be used right from the beginning of a lesson to help manage and settle a class.
The start of a PHSE lesson is observed and reviewed by Chris Caswell, assistant headteacher at Myton School in Warwick, who’s studied and written about body language.
He highlights how the teacher stands in the doorway so that pupils are made to enter in single file which improves behaviour and reduces any tension that may have built up outside. After taking the register, the teacher moves away from her desk to demonstrate there is no barrier between her and the class.
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