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Active Listening - Parent 3

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Your child is participating in classroom activities focused on learning the importance of and how to demonstrate active listening. We would love for you to keep the discussion going at home!

Definition: Active listening shows others you care and are paying attention to what they are saying. Active listening helps you know and understand what is being said. Active listening includes facing the speaker, not interrupting, and asking relevant questions for the topic.

Student Goal: When in an educational setting (classroom, virtual learning session, etc.) the student will demonstrate active listening.

Here are just a few ideas to help get the conversation started:

  • Active listening is important when you are in class.
  • As a friend, active listening shows those you care about you want to hear what they have to say.
  • You use active listening at home when you are listening to your family share about their day.
  • What are some behaviors that indicate someone is listening actively?
  • Why is active listening important?
  • How does whole-body listening help you?