Minn. teachers institute silent communication approach

Teachers at a Minnesota school are using a system of nonverbal management, called Envoy, to communicate with students. The method relies on providing high expectations for students' behavior and also adhering to the same gestures or pictures. A teacher might place her fingers over her lips, for example, to tell students it is time to be quiet. Teachers say the Envoy method has helped ease transitions between classes and caused students to be more attentive in the classroom.

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