Lesson Plan

The Power of Active Listening

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Listen up! The game of Telephone launches a study of active listening. Class members watch a short video that demonstrates active listening and tips on practicing active listening. Pairs then interview each other and practice their active listening skills and the accompanying social skills.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Using the transcript of the interview with Aaron as a script, have two class members model active listening strategies
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires copies of the Active Listening handout
  • While the video of Celeste Davis-Carr's interview with Aaron is not included, a transcript of the exchange is included
  • Each of the three activities includes a debriefing session with discussion prompts
  • None