Active Listening Exercises

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Active Listening Exercises


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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.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: K
K.4.1) Explain how a person can use good listening skills to enhance his or her health.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 1
1.4.1) Identify ways listening skills can be used to build and maintain healthy relationships.

Example: taking turns talking and listening

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 2
2.4.1) Demonstrate techniques of effective listening.

Examples: body language, eye contact

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
7.4.3) Demonstrate skills that avoid conflict.

Examples: asking someone respectfully not to smoke, practice active listening, reacting sensibly, communicating clearly, practicing patience

Tags: active listening, listening, listening skills
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Author: Ginger Aaron-Brush
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