Are You Listening?

To underscore the importance of practicing good listening skills class members engage in a series of activities that model poor listening skills. In pairs and then as a whole group, class members enact different, more positive techniques and discuss how the positive techniques make them feel.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have partners craft a pair of posters, one modeling poor listening skills and one modeling good listening skills and mount their work about the classroom
Classroom Considerations

  • Spend extra time debriefing the first activity of poor listening skills to make sure all class members are comfortable with the role play
Pros

  • The activity gives learners a tool that will benefit them in their other classes
Cons

  • None