Effective Verbal and Non-Verbal Approaches to Communication in the Primary Classroom

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Practical strategies for clear and confident communication in the primary classroom.

About this module

This session looks at key strategies and techniques that teachers can use to communicate effectively with their learners. It explores the way in which tone, pace, volume and pitch combine to support children’s understanding and the impact that this has on learner behaviours. The session also explores the range of non-verbal techniques that teachers can adopt, in order to support behaviour for learning while minimising the potential for conflict in their classrooms.

This module is suitable for Teachers, Early Career Teachers, ECT Mentors, Teaching Assistants, Learning Support Assistants, Senior Leaders supporting staff with behaviour.

What you will learn:
  • Exploring key techniques for effective verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Examining how clarity of framing around behaviour can support children’s understanding
  • Identifying some of the key errors that can be made around communication, and how to avoid these
  • Demonstrating the impact of clarity of communication on teacher/child relationships