Author: Deb Avery | Published on 1 October 2023


Question: Is your body language important in the classroom? 

Answer: Yes. Using body language positively helps to create a safe classroom and can help with classroom management.

Ways in which your body language can affect the classroom environment include: 

  • tone of voice (the way you say things)
  • eye contact
  • facial expressions (e.g. smiles, frowns)
  • posture (how you stand)
  • touch

Positive body language in a classroom can motivate, inspire and reassure. Practise positive body language to give you the confidence to teach and to help your learners to trust you.

Which aspects of body language do you need to include in your teaching?