Active Listening

Listening to a friend is not just waiting for your turn to talk. Learn more about active listening and what it really means to be a good listener with a lesson that focuses on kindness and compassion for others.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • A great unit for a peer counseling group before they begin meeting with others from the school
  • Use in a health class when discussing healthy relationships
Classroom Considerations
  • The first lesson in a longer series on active listening
  • Video is about five and a half minutes long
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Pros
  • Encourages learners to not only listen to others, but to themselves and their own bodies
  • Activities in the lesson have time periods assigned to them, making it easier to plan a class period around each aspect of the lesson
Cons
  • None
Common Core