Body Language by @HinTai_Ting

Name: Hin-Tai
Twitter: @HinTai_Ting
Sector:  Secondary
Subject: Maths
Position: Teacher
5 Bits of Advice About: Body language

  1. Your body language while teaching is powerful. Be aware of it and be deliberate with it.
  2. When you need authority and presence, stand still, with your feet shoulder width apart with your weight evenly distributed. You’ll look more confident and feel it too.
  3. If highlighting things on the board, use your hands/fingers deliberately and precisely. Avoid waving your hand in the general vicinity of things.
  4. Similarly, your students’ body language is important. Before you say a word of explanation, direct and expect your students to sit up straight and look at you.
  5. Random pains? It could be your body language – e.g. certain ways you stand, the way you move your eyebrows, how you bend over to mark/support students.
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