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Building Respect in the Classroom > Lesson 2 of 8

Powerful Presence, Part I

Your body language and tone dictate to your audience whether or not what you are saying is important, and whether or not you deserve respect. Not feeling confident? You can fake it 'til you make it using these techniques.

Topics Covered

  • Most of what we communicate is through body language and tone, not verbal/spoken language. What message are we sending to our students through our body language and tone?
  • Certain aspects of our physicality can make us appear more powerful, including how we hold our bodies, what gestures we use, and our tone and cadence.

Other Resources

Use Non-Verbal Communication to Improve Classroom Engagement

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