Good Listening at Home and Good Listening at School
Think about an adult or friend who you like to talk to. How does he or she listen to you when you are talking about something that you are happy or upset about? He or she probably asks questions that show interest, concern, or understanding about what you have said.
Being a good listener with friends can be different than being a good listener at school in some ways. For students, school listening means that their bodies are still, they are sitting up, they are looking at the speaker, and they are focusing on what is being said.
When do you give feedback when listening in school? When is this appropriate? How is it different to give feedback in a conversation with a friend, classroom discussion, or a small group? When do you ask questions in school? Which kinds of questions are appropriate in school?