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129 resources with the concept active listening

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“Sounds Like” Game

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Would you describe your class as active listeners ... or just active? Turn the tables and become the distractor using a lesson on listening and self-discipline. Pupils work together to identify sounds you play for them while you make...
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Government Conflicts and Collaboration Research Project

For Teachers 7th Standards
What happens when communication is not just between two people, but within a much larger organization? Learners explore the interactions between groups, governments, and companies with a instructional activity that focuses on the...
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Active Listening Skills

For Teachers 7th Standards
The other part of speaking skills is listening! Seventh graders work together to practice listening about each other's favorite activities, and reflect on how being a better listener can improve their relationships.
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What Does Listening Mean to You?

For Teachers 7th Standards
If someone talked to you for a full minute, what would you hear? Middle schoolers evaluate their own listening skills with a collaborative activity that incorporates discussing, writing, and guided instruction about active listening.
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Active Listening

For Teachers 7th Standards
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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Accountable Talk

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Great discussions don't just happen. The seeds have to be planted and nurtured to grow and blossom into respectful, meaningful exchanges. Here's a resource that models a strategy for class members, and instructors, that produces such...
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Language – Debating

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Having a debate doesn't mean you're fighting. Introduce middle schoolers to debate with a resource which distinguishes between an quarrel and a debate, describes the debate process and format, and presents some possible debate topics.
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The Great Thanksgiving Listen

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
StoryCorp provides a resource that captures and preserves the remembrances of family or community elders. Prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, class members select a person they want to interview, record the conversation, and then upload...
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Paper Airplanes

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The first activity in this leadership forum asks pairs of participants to design and build a paper airplane and then fly this plane from one partner to the other. The debrief of the activity asks these future leaders to consider how they...
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Reflective Listening Skills

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Do you ever feel like your conversation partner is just nodding along as you speak? Encourage teenagers to become reflective listeners with a short activity in which they form responses to assertive statements to reflect what the speaker...
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The Art of Listening

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Conversation isn't just about talking. Help you class work on the important conversational skills with a instructional activity about listening. As youngsters practice making statements and asking attentive questions, they reflect on the...
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Empathy

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Children are naturally friendly and communicative, but often have a hard time expressing their emotions in a clear and understandable way. Help them hone their communication skills with a set of activities based on creating empathy,...
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How Miscommunication Happens (And How to Avoid It)

For Students 7th - 12th
The transactional model of communication is used in this short video to explain how miscommunication happens and to offer suggestions for how to improve listening and communication skills.
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Improving Listening Skills

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
In a collection of three lessons, learners interact with one another to improve listening skills by becoming active listeners, come to a group consensus on a decision, and work independently to follow a set of clear concise directions....
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Speaking Across the Curriculum

For Teachers 6th - 12th
With the focus on 21st century skills it is even more important that all teachers incorporate listening and speaking activities into their curriculum. Here's a packet of practical ideas appropriate for any classroom.
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Developing Listening Skills

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Being a good listener is key to building and maintaining positive relationships. Use this lesson as a way to help children connect with others by becoming active listeners and improving their listening skills.
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Specific Skill: I Can Listen Attentively

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Practice makes proficient. Scholars practice how to be attentive listeners, a skill that is imperative in and outside the classroom. The listening skills lesson is divided into sections: Tell, Show, Practice, Feedback, and Re-teach. 
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Effective Communication: Listening, Speaking, Writing, Interpreting

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Help young learners become active listeners and strong public speakers with a set of activities that range from paraphrasing, to discussions, and self-reflection. Additionally, the lessons address social media skills and non-verbal...
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Are You a Good Listener?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Your learners talk to each other every day, but are they really listening? Use a lesson based on listening skills to ensure that class members feel heard and respected. It includes games, discussion topics, and self-assessment tools that...
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Thanksgiving Lessons for Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A historical journey of Thanksgiving explores the Mayflower voyage pact and the life of the colonial people by providing an understanding through writing and research.
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Hidden Rules: Conversation

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Ever spoken with someone who monopolized the conversation? Explain to learners the benefits of giving others a chance to speak and balancing a conversation with this set of worksheets. Pupils discuss the ways in which you can show your...
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Listening During a Conversation

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
What does active listening look like? Learners identify basic rules for listening carefully to others, such as maintaining eye contact and commenting appropriately, and then evaluate different examples of conversations on a worksheet to...
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On Task Behavior -1 Minute Intervals

For Teachers K - 12th
Use this template to monitor on-or-off-task behavior by the minute for up to 20 minutes. With space for six days and 14 distinct behaviors to note for each time interval (plus space for six more for you to add), when completed, this...
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Listening Picture Check Sheet & Listening Picture Prompts

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Help learners build greater self-awareness and improve listening skills with these visual prompt sheets. Beginning with an "Are you really listening?" overview sheet, the following pages use large visuals to remind pupils what it means...