Listening educators understand that every great lesson plan, parent conference, and teacher collaboration starts with a simple yet underutilized skill: listening. This is brave work that may not be rewarded in your evaluation, but it will exponentially increase your impact and set you apart as an educator.
Listening educators cultivate these four simple powerful approaches:
1. The Willingness to Slow Down
2. Genuine Curiosity
3. Attention to Non-Verbal Cues
4. Self-Awareness and Empathy
Read more about how to use these approaches in my blog at Edutopia, Becoming a Listening Educator.