Start with Listening

Listening is difficult because it requires a focused mind.  It’s challenging to discipline our thinking minds, especially for children just starting school.

Why not start at the beginning with listening practice?

A newly posted seminar plan “Breezing Up” includes a “Brief Academic Conversation” as the pre-content step so that participants take just a few minutes to practice listening.  https://www.paideia.org/lesson-plans/breezing-up/

Our new Seminar Plan additions, “brief academic conversations,” target discrete speaking and listening skills.  In this way, teachers and students take smart steps in moving toward whole class dialogue.

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