Do we encourage active listening? How do you know when your students are listening to your “words of wisdom?” Noted educator and founder of Success Academy, Eva Moskowitz, stated in a recent Wall Street Journal article that one of the factors to her school’s success is the idea that “distracted, misbehaving children can’t learn.” I am not sure, but this could be an “old school” notion. Yet it is sometimes those “old school notions that are the key to success! To create a climate where active listening occurs, there are just a few conditions that should be met.
Creating an environment where active listening becomes second nature takes practice. This will probably include the teacher stopping the lesson/discussion to practice these concepts, but the more practice you provide, the more students will understand that the classroom is a learning environment and expectations will always be held high.
Here’s to listening!
Recently, Facebook announced that they are--yet again--changing their algorithms, which affects the content you see every day in your feed. Users will begin to see more content from friends and family and less from businesses and groups. And yep, that includes school/district pages!
Are you sharing out the good stuff happening in your schools? If so, how? If not, why?
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