This is from Frank James Johnson, the first person to join the PLC back in 2005 when it was known as “The Blog”:
Russian orchestra conductor Valery Gergiev: “The conductor’s eyes convey almost all of it. His hands give the orchestra a rhythmic hint: ‘Play now!’ But how to play is not in the hands. It is in the eyes and facial expression. You can show ‘Take care’, or give an orchestra the opposite: ‘More Fire!’ It’s all facial expression.”
In a CI language-acquisition class, not only does the teacher thusly conduct the students; but also they, him.
My comment is that if one were to really reflect on the true nature of communication, of the standard that should drive all of our instruction, she would see that we’ve been doing it all so wrong!