Responding to Conflict: Active Listening

Did I hear you right? You need a great lesson on active listening? Through large- and small-group activities, learners differentiate between poor and excellent listening skills. The resource, 7th in a series of 15, focuses on active listening as a tool in conflict resolution.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the included folktale to add cultural flair and oral tradition to the lesson
  • Ask pupils to brainstorm other situations where listening is critical, such as emergencies and professional situations
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider playing the role of the listener in the role plays to ensure the differences between active listening and poor listening skill is communicated effectively
Pros

  • Helps build an important skill through meaningful role plays
  • Extension activities create additional opportunities for dialog about listening skills
Cons

  • None
Common Core