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The Power of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication in Learning Akhtim Wahyuni Magister Manajemen Pendidikan Islam Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo Sidoarjo, Indonesia [email protected] Abstract—Teaching and learning activities involve communication between teachers and students, both verbal and nonverbal. These communications are interrelated in learning practice. The teacher ability in applying both can help improve the quality of learning in the class. It has an impact on the academic and non-academic performance of students. Instead, if the teachers are not able to communicate effectively in transferring knowledge, skills, and attitudes, it will be hard to achieve the expected objectives. This shows that students who understand and can do the tasks very well also depend on how the teachers’ style of verbal and nonverbal communication. Verbal communication includes short talk, discussion, jokes, ideas, and so forth. Nonverbal communication skills include body language, the use of t...