Glenn found this fascinating presentation about listening and about the need for schools to think about whether or not they are teaching it as a specific “language art”. We showed it to Year 6 students and they all agreed that we do have “listening problems” in this day and age. They were able to talk openly about their own listening issues and what could be done to improve them. Many of them have asked for three minutes of silence each day!
It is worth watching this video in a team meeting some time. It will spark good conversations, but it will also enable you to reflect on the teaching of listening.
Do you have any good listening games or strategies that you could share with us?