An article by Richard James Rogers
How often do you find yourself grappling with challenging students in your teaching practice? Does your behaviour as a teacher serve to escalate, or alleviate, confrontations?
If you’re having problems with a particular student, or even a group of students, then you may wish to consider making subtle changes to your body language on a regular basis. Our mannerisms and actions serve to act as subliminal cues and primers for student responses and reactions, and experienced teachers will tell you that they capitalise on this to a great extent.
The following extracts come from my debut book, The Quick Guide to Classroom Management, and offer some easy-to-implement strategies for using subliminal cues that promote good student cooperation. I would welcome any comments on this, as there may be tactics that you use which are not mentioned here.