Teach listening as a skill?

Having just moved house next to a busier road I can really relate to this video!  I like the idea of moments of silence, not just to improve our listening but also as a form of meditation, of calmness and peacefulness.

Active listening summed up nicely – Receive, Appreciate, Summarise, Ask.

Worth a go?  In your class?  With your leaders?  With yourself?



Giving Praise: Intelligence v Process


If I’m honest I don’t think that Carol Dweck has the most engaging voice but the content is spot on.  How do you praise students in your class?  What about your staff?  Do you praise them for their intellect, how smart they are, or how much effort they put in?

I love the NYET comment towards the end of the video – what a clever idea (sort of goes with the Relationships video posted earlier).