Nonverbal Praise Routines – Classroom Management Elementary and Secondary

Classrooms thrive when students and teachers alike are engaged in work, effort, and encouragement.

Nonverbal praise routines are a quick, quiet, and simple way to promote student-to-student praise and encouragement that doesn’t interrupt instruction. Nonverbal routines include thumbs up, snaps, and sending “magic.” These routines are excellent ways of engaging students during classroom lectures and activities while building their confidence and self-esteem.

Watch instructors at Akili Academy in New Orleans, Louisiana demonstrate student involvement that contributes to a greater sense of classroom community.

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