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Active Listening Exercises

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Health Education


K, 1, 2, 7


Active listening, which includes eye contact, appropriate body position and language, and the acts of asking questions, summarizing, and not interrupting, is an essential skill for making new friends, understanding information, and communicating effectively.

Whether students are building relationships with friends or learning a new concept from teachers, they must engage in good listening in order to be successful. In fact, the benefits of active listening extend beyond the classroom, and is a quality many employers seek when interviewing candidates.

These fun and simple active listening exercises invite students to consider the actions and impact of focusing on what is being said and sharing feelings about being truly heard.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): KG


    Explain how a person can use good listening skills to enhance his or her health.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): 1


    Identify ways listening skills can be used to build and maintain healthy relationships.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): 2


    Demonstrate techniques of effective listening.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): 7


    Demonstrate skills that avoid conflict.

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