Editor’s Note: Special Thanks to Abby Brayton, MS. OTR/L of the Notes from a Pediatric OT blog for sharing this terrific video that all teachers and therapist clinician should watch!! Excellent!
From Abby: Today I’m sharing Amy Cuddy’s talk, “Your body language shapes who you are.” This is a 20 minute talk, so if you don’t have time to watch it right now, I highly recommend bookmarking it for later. I promise, you will not be disappointed.
Here are a few things to think about as you watch this talk:
- What does your body language tell your students/children? Are you telling them, “I’m in power” with your body language? Is that what you want to be telling them?
- How could you use this information to help your students (or children) who feel that they are not in power (as many children with special needs do feel)?
- How could you use this information when teaching social skills to students, especially teenagers?
“Don’t fake it till you make it. Fake it till you become it.” – Amy Cuddy
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