Sunday, March 6, 2016

When we really listen...




   Slice of Life Challenge
      31 Days of Writing - Day 6
 


This has always been a mantra for everything I believe about learning and teaching. We need to listen - not just hear. When we really listen, we are not just taking in what is being said. We watch how it is being said, we pay attention to the body language, and we wait for the words that come from their hearts.

        "The most basic and powerful way to connect to     
         another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the
         most important thing we can ever give each other is 
         our attention."

         - Rachel Naomi Remen

4 comments:

Teachers for Teachers said...

This is so true -- it really is the power of formative assessment. Love your quote --going to tweet it!

Clare

The Purple Lady said...

This slice really helps me. I'm a first year teacher, so I feel overwhelmed at times, but this is a simple thing to focus on that can improve my ability to reach the students. Thank you!

Rose Cappelli said...

Love the quote - another one to add to my collection!

Tara Smith said...

Wise words - they are going on my classroom wall...thank you!