5 Strategies to Improve Students’ Listening Skills
By Daniel Vollrath Middle and high school students not listening is a common complaint, but listening is a skill like any other—it can be improved with practice. It often ends with a sigh of relief. The feeling of knowing—they got it. You explained it, offered time to process, and asked for clarification—you know the cliché […]
How to Listen with Understanding and Empathy: Who Is the Spotlight Shining On?
By Arthur L. Costa, Bena Kallick, and Allison Zmuda “To listen fully means to pay close attention to what is being said beneath the words. You listen not only for what someone knows, but for what he or she is. Generative listening is the art of developing deeper silences in yourself, so you can […]
Restorative Discipline: Using Habits of Mind to Resolve Conflict and Restore Relationships
By Sharon Brown Imagine sitting at a table across from someone you had a disagreement with and working it out. Imagine going to a safe place to meet with a teacher to settle a problem you are having in class. These are just two examples of scenarios that became reality for many Furr high […]