Eye contact as the most powerful way for classroom management

Kochoska, Jasminka and Gramatkovski, Biljana (2016) Eye contact as the most powerful way for classroom management. In: Third International Conference “Education across Borders“, Education and Research across Time and Space (1100th Death Anniversary of St. Clement of Ohrid),, 06–07 October 2016, Faculty of Education–Bitola, Macedonia.

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There is no doubt that the core principles teachers associate with classroom management is the rules and consequences, incentives, and following through. The first step for teachers wanting to improve is to learn how to use them effectively. By following these principles, the classroom management plan will be built on a solid foundation. Body language has a strong impression on students. Therefore, it makes sense to use it for improving classroom management. As the most significant moments in nonverbal communication we can cite: facial expressions, posture, proximity, touch and perhaps the most powerful way in communication, eye contact. Eye contact is perhaps the most powerful way we communicate. A single fleeting look from across the classroom can speak volumes. Eye contact provides social information to the person we are listening to and talking to. It is an often overlooked skill to have and an underutilized skill when communicating with people. We can see masters of eye contact in great salespersons, politicians, and good public speakers. However, eye contact is of great importance for mutual understanding with students, as well as overall management in the classroom. In this paper, the emphasis will be put on that kind of nonverbal communication.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eye contact, skill, communication, classroom
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Humanities > Other humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Josif Petrovski
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2022 20:03
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2022 20:03
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/7433

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