Listening
Directions:
(1) Listening or Talking (2) Back to Back (3)Not listening (4) Worksheet (5) Practice Listen!
Listen! I am listening.
You are not! I am!
I can see that you are not listening.
How can you see whether I’m listening or not? I listen with my ears!
No! You listen with your whole body. Oh! I suppose I can hear you through my big toe!
If you’re really listening you’ll show it - that’s what I mean by listening with your whole body.
What do you mean by "show it"? Well first of all there’s your eyes.
I hear through my eyes? No, you hear with your ears but you listen with your eyes.
What do you mean?
You can show you are listening by looking at a person. I can judge how you are taking what I say by looking at your eyes. I can see that you are paying attention to me.
Anything else?
Yes, use your head. Nod or smile to show that you understand. You may not always agree but you should listen with interest and respect. And then there’s your mouth…
I listen through my mouth?
No, but you can ask questions to allow me to tell you more and you can tell me what you think by saying "Yes", or "No" or "I agree".
Are there any other parts of my body I should use? Well what do you think? Listen!
Write down a list of what you can do to show that you are listening…….

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