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Body language

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Body language for teachers: what your body is telling your students
bod·y  lan·guage
noun
A quick guide to
What they're really listening to:
Eyes open, head up, shoulders back, arms and legs uncrossed
No eye contact, chin down, arms or legs crossed
Arms out, legs wide, chest open, highly animated
open
closed
big
Arms in, legs together, hands clasped
small
These can be used in isolation, or in any cross combination: open / big    open / small   closed / big   closed / small
Big and small convey the space you occupy in the discussion
the process of communicating nonverbally through conscious or unconscious gestures and movements
Four major body statements
Carolyn Hornell, MA
Open and closed convey the interaction you are expecting