Reading Body Language

PREDICTABLE PASSWORD PROBLEMS

By |2022-12-19T12:14:38-07:00December 19th, 2022|

A teacher I am coaching sent this series of messages the other day: Hi Bryce, Today I had a student that rushed in the room and did not say the password. Has this ever happened to you? I was standing at my door and she just walked in without saying it. [...]

PANDEMIC-INDUCED ADHD (Re-published)

By |2022-01-21T16:46:54-07:00January 21st, 2022|

Many teachers have been struggling with my pandemic-influenced kids who not only aren’t getting the input they need but are distracting other students. Most of the class is smiling/laughing/engaged… so the compelling aspect may not be the problem… but some students just won't pay attention long enough to give [...]

ON THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP SIGNALS

By |2018-10-25T13:10:40-06:00October 27th, 2018|

“It is amazing how easy it is to influence people’s behavior using these friendship tools [the eyebrow flash, the authentic smile and the head tilt]. Alone or in combination, they allow you to make people feel better about themselves and, in turn, encourage them to make you feel better [...]

THE AFFECTIVE FILTER (Krashen’s Hypotheses Series, #6 of 9)

By |2018-10-22T20:39:14-06:00May 14th, 2018|

(Previous post in this series: The Input Hypothesis) The next post in this series (#7/9), The Compelling Input Hypothesis, is found here. Teach like a MANIAC A: The Affective Filter Hypothesis "Learning is filtered through the emotions." Psychological safety is one of the most important factors in a successful [...]

LISTEN TO YOUR INTUITION

By |2017-10-11T13:22:16-06:00September 1st, 2014|

The teacher needs to be constantly aware of student body language. Students will give a clue as to their intentions with subtle movement clues and micro-expressions. These are often quick and captured only subconsciously. They show up only as feelings or premonitions to our conscious minds, so be aware [...]

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