NonVerbal Communication

  • NonVerbal Communication

    Posted by Irene on November 25, 2021 at 2:09 am
    How does nonverbal communication such as smiles, nods, and other gestures build relationships between young children and adults?
    Dana replied 1 month, 1 week ago 9 Members · 173 Replies
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  • Gabrielle

    January 26, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    If your response to a child is non verbal, all children can be included. You can smile, laugh, dance, act silly without saying a word. Kids tend to want to join along if you’re more approachable and fun. I think having a positive attitude and a happy heart give off the good vibes kids need in order to feel accepted and safe.

  • Rita Torres

    January 26, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Frowning teacher left me feeling insecure and unsure of volunteering in class and participating in group discussion.

  • Ashley Pascoe

    January 26, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Having a teacher that was smiling and laughing all the time made me excited to be in school and had me looking forward to going to class everyday.

  • Donna White

    January 28, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Be fun with the children weather it’s laughing and goofing around or reading a story or coloring with them. Teachers sometimes need to be firm for different reasons but as long as your loving and caring with the kids and talking and being friendly to the parents things will go smoothly. At this point in life we are all wearing masks so the children can’t see our mouth so we need to be using body language and our actions need to show that we love and want to care for them.

  • Jolene

    January 29, 2022 at 1:59 am

    Having the nonverbal cues to help decipher a message can be important for children who are new or unfamiliar with people and their ways or mannerisms. It isnt always what you say its how you say it. Adding a smile or a wink can make a huge difference.

  • Renee

    January 30, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    It would definitely help make people feel more comfortable and excited to be around them if they were smiling, laughing and happy. Rather then looking mad. Children may not be able to recognize different emotions and not healthy non verbal cues could make them feel uneasy.

  • Rebecca

    February 1, 2022 at 6:53 am

    I recently met someone who still talks to a teacher who is going to be 100 in two years. They talk on the phone at least twice a month and she told him he better start saving because he WILL be at her 100th birthday party. She had such an impact on him that he’s carried that relationship all of these years.

  • Swannee

    February 2, 2022 at 4:04 am

    I know of someone that had a teacher as a child that was always grumpy. They were frightened of her, didn’t feel as if they learned much from her, she was unapproachable in their opinion. They became a teacher and have made it a point to remain positive with their kiddos and offer plenty of hugs so that the children know they always have a safe place to come to.


    February 2, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Many leaders from the world had a good or bad experiences during childhood but thaks for that today are an important and recognized people that shows the best attitude and smiles to other people.

  • malak

    February 3, 2022 at 5:43 am

    they just want to feel loved

  • Keagan

    February 4, 2022 at 1:19 am

    I remember my kindergarten teacher singing songs and being extremely nice to me and the other children. Because of the positive impact she had on my life, I am inspired to also be a kindergarten teacher.

  • Cameron

    February 4, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    Smiling increases confidence. I felt lucky to have educators who made me feel supported and welcomed.

  • caromuriel

    February 4, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    By smiling if one of the kids you are substituting is feeling sad or lonely you might cheer them up by setting a good mood. Also, if you act happy, kind, and friendly you set a positive mode in your classroom. It depends on your mood how the students want to treat you

  • Donna

    February 8, 2022 at 4:20 am

    My Kindergarten teacher always smiled and was very positive and fun. It made me love school and inspired me to become a teacher myself.

  • Regina

    February 8, 2022 at 4:33 am

    A frown can make people feel uneasy and not sure about a situation. May cause a child to hesitate instead of engaging.

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