Series Body Language: Body Language: The Close

Body Language: The Close

Lesson Objective: Use body language to keep students engaged until the bell rings
All Grades / Behavior / Class Culture
4 MIN

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Discussion and Supporting Materials

Thought starters

  1. What kind of classroom management issues do you typically face at the end of your lesson?
  2. How does Ms. Hawkes use body language to keep her students engaged through the close?
  3. How does she use voice inflection to manage the classroom?

10 Comments

  • Private message to Michael Burnett
  1. What kind of classroom management issues do you typically face at the end of your lesson?
    I tend to run out of time, so students are actively watching the clock and putting away materials before I am done.  This creates a frenzied atmosphere at the end of class rather than a calm conclusion to the session. Time management on my part will help with this.  
  2. How does Ms. Hawkes use body language to keep her students engaged through the close?
    She relies a lot on gaze and hand gestures to let the students know she still has a point to what she is saying in class.
  3. How does she use voice inflection to manage the classroom?
    She maintains a fairly even voice, which keeps the class from becoming emotionally charged.
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  • Private message to Avery Baird

I like how the assistant principal points out that even though she had an interactive activity, the students know it is almost time to leave and are getting agitated. I also think giving each student a job helps to take their mind off the fact that they are getting ready to leave and gives them something else to think about for the moment. This teacher's body language and voice control are also very important in any classroom. 

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  • Private message to Lesly Segura

I was impressed to find out how body language, voice, and eye contact play a huge role in having control or a class. I understand that this is necessary and helpful, in order to make activities flow easier and effective. 

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  • Private message to Sevara Tillyabayeva
This video is really helpful for me because I'm a future teacher. At the end of the lesson everyone becomes impatient but you have so much information to share or haven't given them hometask? In this situation it's really essential to keep the class quiet and at the same time make students interested in upcoming lesson. In this video Amy proved that teachers can calm the students dow n without raising their voice or making
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  • Private message to sam rahil
Its a great learning resource and tip to wind up class at the end specially when students are using materials.
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Transcripts

  • Summary

    Demonstrating how body language or non-verbal communication is useful for teaching and reinforcing knowledge of difficult concepts.
    Body language expert

    Summary

    Demonstrating how body language or non-verbal communication is useful for teaching and reinforcing knowledge of difficult concepts.
    Body language expert Chris Caswell, assistant headteacher at Myton School, observes and reviews a modern foreign languages class on verbs.
    He highlights how the teacher's gestures help her command the class in front of the whiteboard, and how changes to her intonation indicate when she wants pupils to listen and when she wants participation.

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