Non-verbal skills are invaluable for teachers in getting their own messages across to classes and understanding the messages pupils are sending them.
Here an educational psychologist and a classroom teacher join forces to show new teachers in particular how to use gesture, posture, facial expression and tone of voice effectively to establish a good relationship with the classes that they teach. Each chapter is illustrated with clear drawings of pupils and teachers in common classroom situations and accompanied by training exercises aimed at improving the new teacher's ability to observe both her class and her own practice.
A section at the end of the book gives suggested solutions to some of the exercises and the final chapter, addressed to staff responsible for their colleagues' professional development, provides suggestions for half and whole day courses.

chapter 1|8 pages


chapter 2|16 pages

What is Non-verbal Communication?

chapter 3|14 pages

Stage Directions and Props

chapter 4|11 pages

Pupil Behaviour and Deviancy

chapter 5|19 pages

The Meaning of Pupils' Non-verbal Signals

chapter 6|20 pages

Getting Attention

chapter 7|28 pages

Conveying Enthusiasm

chapter 8|25 pages

Confrontations; or, the Empire Stikes Back

chapter 9|25 pages

Relationships with Individual Children

chapter 10|12 pages

10Implications for trainers