In this New York Times article, the author recounts a visit to Africa and how he learned that listening is an artform that is vital to the human experience. This is such a wonderful article to read and share with a colleague at school.
This blog post really helped deepen my understanding of the multiple layers of active listening in the classroom. What I appreciate most about the post is that the author discusses four ways that educators can start teaching active listening tomorrow. A truly informative post!
The student in this video presents her own TED Talk and does an incredible job explaining why active listening is so important for kids to learn. This is a video that all teachers and students should watch! Amazing!
In this video two educators talk about active listening activies that a teacher can use during the first days of school or a semester. Not only will students practice their listening skills, but they'll also get to know their classmates better. It's a win-win!
This video features a teacher who explains how she uses hand signals to promote active listening in the classroom. The best part is that we get to see the hand signals in action as she uses them with her own students. It's wonderful to be able to observe another classroom from the comforts of your own computer and come away with a great new strategy!
I love this article because the author and teacher breaks down five strategies to naturally weave in active listening in the classroom. The strategies are straightforward and could easily be used right away! She also explains why motivating words are key in developing students' listening skills.