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Working in the education - on the front lines as a teacher and behind-the-scenes as an administrator - I have found Vanessa Van Edwards' body language very fascinating. I can see the many benefits educators can receive by adopting these practices, tips, and observations mentioned by the Science of People and Vanessa Van Edwards.
After reading the posts on here and taking Vanessa's online courses, I have found how important - but often neglected - body language can be for teachers and trainers.
When I started to think about it, I was reminded of the iceberg model. Like an iceberg, what an instructor says or what his or her words are only make up a small part of how well that person can communicate. But, body language makes up a large part of how a teacher can become a very effective communicator.
Often times, we as teachers focus on emerging technologies, the newest teaching method, or another fad to help us become better in the classrooms. But, I have rarely seen topics like on this website and through Vanessa explained. These body language techniques and effectively using and identifying them in our students can greatly affected the overall environment of the class.
Not only could a teacher use effective body language techniques to help teach the class, but he or she could also use body language recognition to get a better "feel" of the class.
I would love to help bring these effective techniques to the classroom to better help teachers effectively communicate and recognize body language "tells".