Use effective verbal and nonverbal communication strategies to support student understanding, participation, engagement and achievement.
There are many ways in which I use verbal and nonverbal strategies to support my students understanding engagement and achievement
After scaffolding a new idea I ask concept checking questions to make sure my students have understood the task at hand.
I praise consistent effort despite the inevitable struggle at times for all students. I encourage discussion amongst my students and active listening in participation
I get students attention through clapping or call and response songs. Sometimes I stop students disruptive behaviour by stopping all together in silence until they recognise that they need to pay attention.
In a similar way I use a softer volume with my voice in order to call in students attention. I use open hand gestures and encourage students to put up their hands if they want to speak in a discussion.
I use a points system on the board to reward good behaviour and similarly to make students aware of disruptive behaviour.
I am aware of my body language, giving instructions with a friendly facial gesture, making eye contact with my students and being aware not to fold my arms closing my body off to the students.
Similarly I monitor the body language of my students which help to give me an insight in what is going on for them.
I ask my students to do the five L’s.
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