Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Active Listening



We have been learning about the things we need to do to listen actively to other people. When you listen well you look at the person who is talking, make eye contact and reflect on what the other person is saying.

We all made up a role play to show we knew what to do. Rachel is very good at actively listening. Look how well she brings George into the conversation.

18 comments:

Toni said...

This is an excellent role play. It is exactly what the teachers at my school have recently been speaking about - how to listen well so that we are able to have good conversations. Hopefully the children at my school will become great listeners - just like you! Well done!

Louisa Guest said...

I have put a link to this blog on OUR class blog so that my students an listen and leave you some feedback when we can access the computers on Friday. We'd love for you to visit us too. www.guestclg.edublogs.org

Bye for now
Louisa Guest
Teacher
South Australia

MrWoody said...

Well done - a fine demonstration :-) I think I will need my kids to have an active watch and listen ;-)

Heather said...

Rachel made everyone feel valued and a part of the conversation by reflecting and asking further questions. Fantastic demonstration all three of you!

Mrs. Kupchenko
Teacher
Alberta, Canada

Dynamic Wonders said...

Role playing is a great way to demonstrate how to actively listen. I like how you practiced it after you went over it as a class.

Wm Chamberlain said...

Very nice idea. Listening is a very important skill. I have many students that could use more practice.
Mr. C

BTW I like how enthusiastic you are about sore feet.

Room 18 @ Pt England School said...

This is a great example of active listening. It is not easy to do is it? We are also trying to develop this in our class.
Thanks very much for leaving a message on our blog about a podcast Jaydn and John did. They are in Year 7 at Intermediate now so we are going to let them know about your comment and hopefully their new school might let them reply.

Room 18
Pt England School
Auckland

room2 said...

Well done! You are really good at active listening. We will try to listen actively too.
Room 2 Kaipara Flats

mrsdurff said...

Well done! Learners in our class have practiced SLANT=Sit up; Listen to the speaker; Ask and answer questions; Nod your head; Track the speaker. This helps middle schoolers learn one strategy for success in all classes.

Anonymous said...

I thought that it was a good play too. by Rachel

Anonymous said...

I think it is such a good play and it is very awesome active listening!good work Rachel Emily and George. By Olivia A

Chase Melville Intermediate. said...

Great active listning.
Chase. Melville Intermediate Hamilton New Zealand.

Anonymous said...

I think that if you are active listening you need eye contact,clear words and mabey you might even beable to lean foward a little. Those guys had it. What a perfect exsample for the world to see.



From Olivia A

tdfa14 said...

My computer would not let me watch your video but i read what was under it and it sounds like you guys did a superdupertalyuper job on this listening project.

Ben said...

nice demonstration. If more kids in our school did this we would get more done...
Ben Reese
Mr. Mcclungs Class
Noel, Missouri

room2 said...

We did a role play a bit like yours today to practice being active listeners. Thank you for the good idea. :) Room 2 Kaipara Flats

Anonymous said...

I liked doing that. It was hard not to giggle.By Rachel M

Anonymous said...

I liked doing that. It was hard not to giggle.By Rachel M