A complete lesson plan to begin implementing Active Listening in your classroom. The lesson is designed for students to understand what active listening is and is not, and be able to identify examples/non examples.
This blog post was created by MaryGrove College's MAT (Masters in the Art of Teaching) program to help reduce bullying. They suggest that Active Listening increases respect and rapport in the classroom, which in turn reduces teasing and bullying. They suggest that the activities can be taught along with several bucket filling books, and includes a free bucket filling guide.
This research based paper contains suggestions for both listening and questioning in the classroom. What is most useful is the section on Information Gathering which includes multiple questioning stems that students could use in the classroom. I picked through these stems and added the most beneficial stems to my Accountable Talk stems chart in my classroom.
This resource is suggested to be used with resource 6. It offers multiple book suggestions (discounted for teachers) along with opportunities for professional development and workshops. I most enjoy the list of resources and the variety of grade level options this site offers.
This video explains to students what Active Listening is, and the 5 blocks that get in the way of it: daydreaming, rehearsing, filtering, judging, and distractions. Students in the video act out examples of each block. The end of the video offers tips for better listening the classroom.