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What do teachers need to know about nonverbal (NV) behavior and how can they make use of this knowledge in their classrooms? These are the questions guiding this chapter. Central topics and issues in the psychology of nonverbal communication are presented first, followed by a discussion of NV behavior in teacher—student interac tion in the classroom. The latter presentation is divided in two parts — one discussing students' NV behavior (with teachers as detectors), the other focusing on teachers' NV behavior (with students as detectors). The discussion of teachers' NV behavior further distinguishes between “positive” and “negative” phenomena in terms of their effects on students.

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Babad, E. (2009). Teaching and Nonverbal Behavior in the Classroom. In: Saha, L.J., Dworkin, A.G. (eds) International Handbook of Research on Teachers and Teaching. Springer International Handbooks of Education, vol 21. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-73317-3_52

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