by Candis Parrish
In my last post, I emphasized the importance of non-verbal communication and outlined some of the factors the go into the way teachers present themselves in the classroom. This post will cover some practical things you can do in the classroom to improve your non-verbal communication.
Getting Student Attention with "Above/Pause/Whisper"
Try this technique to get the students focused on you:
- Speak louder than students
- Pause for a second
- Whisper a few words
Teacher voice should be two steps above student voices to start. Then pause. Then whisper a few w…