“…teacher moving physically closer or further away in relation to location of some misbehavior scenario…”
Lee Havis from GMT , p.3
The technique proximity is usually the first physical action you take to engage in resolving misbehavior; i.e., walking in the direction of the problem situation. Following the least amount protocol, you usually stop when the child you are approaching looks up for eye contact. In power struggle situations, you can use a type of reverse proximity by simply backing away from a child, which is sometimes necessary to control the detrimental influence of your personality. When proximity is not heavy or strong enough, you may then need to use the technique distraction.