Nonverbal Communication

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Reading Between the Signals: Teaching with Nonverbal Communication
Communication is involved in nearly every aspect of daily life, but it includes more than talking to one another. There are aspects of these interactions that go beyond the words we say: this field is called nonverbal communication. Many articles exist explaining this area of knowledge, with some highlighting specific scientific observations. While the authors of these articles do speak to the teaching environment, they do not delve into how teachers and their student could benefit. As a result, there should be more research and implementation of nonverbal communication in the classroom.
There has always been a focus on how teachers should instruct their pupils. Also, there has always been a fascination in how the process of getting information to students could improve or be more efficient. In the early 1900s, the expectations of educators were very different than today. For instance, in Jerry Apps' One-Room Country Schools: History and Recollections from Wisconsin a list of rules for a teacher working in 1915, "You will not marry during the term of your contract. Teachers each day will fill lamps, clean chimneys." As seen, the teachers were expected to complete tasks far beyond what the training they received. During these early years, teachers had little to no help. For example, they came to school having to supply their student material, record keeping, and lesson plans. This treatment was unfair to

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