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Modules I, II, III & IV

"Teachers are seasonal workers whose tongues get tired
and wear out long before the other parts of their bodies!!"
(Michael Grinder)

We talk and talk and talk … and very often we are frustrated by the feeling that our students simply aren’t listening or aren’t taking our verbal instructions seriously. It has been proven, however, that over 82% of a teacher’s communication with his/her students in the classroom is NONVERBAL.

Why should we waste our breath on the teaching process rather than use it for our content? Especially when nonverbal management techniques are so much more effective?

These seminars provide teachers with a bit of theory and a great number of practical tools, which allow them to do what they actually became teachers to do – to teach!

Nonverbal classroom management techniques as they apply to work with individual students, parents, colleagues, etc. are the contents of this seminar. A better understanding of learning styles and strategies are the tools which enable us to reach and motivate our students. Contents include.

  • Introduction to NLP as a communication model and the importance of nonverbal communication
  • An overview of the most important brain friendly teaching models and techniques: Suggestopedia, Superlearning, Kinesiology, Mindmapping, etc.
  • Setting and utilizing anchors in the classroom
  • Identifying learning styles (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, right-brained and left-brained learning styles)
  • Nonverbal techniques for teaching and reaching the different learning styles
  • Using your voice in classroom management


The emphasis is on group techniques. Discipline problems disappear within a well-functioning team. Team members have common goals and deal respectfully with one another. The goal of this seminar is to discover the nonverbal tools which establish group rapport and a feeling of well-being within a group which has no outsiders.

  • Key #1: Establishing group rapport
  • Key #2: Emotional intelligence ==> developing personal responsibility and self-discipline
  • Key #3: Establishing clear rules and setting limits
  • Establishing a positive classroom atmosphere
  • Nipping problematic behavior in the bud. The use of pro-active measures
  • respectful, nonverbal disciplining techniques


The emphasis is on group techniques. Practical nonverbal tools for use in the 4 phases of a lesson will be presented:

  1. Getting the students’ attention. And keeping it!
  2. Managing the teaching part of the lesson i.e. calling on students, organization, rhythmitizng the lesson, giving instructions, respectful nonverbal disciplining techniques, dealing with disturbances in the classroom, establishing class rules, etc.
  3. Smooth transitions from one activity to another in the classroom
  4. The teacher’s nonverbals during seatwork

In addition nonverbal presentation techniques, the effects of music as a management tool, tips on reducing stress and preventing burnout as well as for encouraging positive group dynamics will be covered.

Das Seminar bietet ein bisschen Theorie und eine Menge handfeste, praktische Werkzeuge, um LehrerInnen zu helfen im Klassenzimmer das umzusetzen, was sie am meisten wollen – nämlich unterrichten!


These seminars can be taken individually or in random order. They also constitute a part of the internationally recognized and certified programs “NLPaed Associate in Classroom Management” (www.nlpaed.de) as well as the “Accelerated Learning Practitioner” (www.dgsl.de and www.ialearn.org)  For more information, see LINK to training programs.