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Is listening a key to Common Core success?

Jeanne Rogers Apprentice
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'Listening, the 21st Century Learner and the Common Core Standards', indicates that "the Common Core Standards emphasize the critical need to both listen well and demonstrate understanding of what has been heard in several ways."  eSchool News poses this question, "Is listening a key to Common Core success?"

 

What are your favorite techniques to get kids to listen? posted by Jennifer Krauss is full of suggestions.

 

Read Listen Up: Common Core Listening Standards and Oral Histories for some additional information. 

Some have recently expressed the concern that listening is a lost art. 

Have listening skills become stunted with the increased use of digital devices? 
How will you teach listening, especially in all the core subjects, not just language arts?


  • Re: Is listening a key to Common Core success?
    Jeanne Rogers Apprentice
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    Spencer Kagan suggests using a hand signal that all students would be taught to respond to whenever the teacher needed their attention.  I've heard teachers say, "One, two, three.  Eyes on me."  Another I've seen that works is a teacher saying, "If you hear me clap twice."

  • Re: Is listening a key to Common Core success?
    aruddteacher100 New User
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    Jeanne,

    Thanks for sharing the resources linked to listening.  While looking at the emphasis on Listening as required by the CCSS, I think one of the keys is to make sure to set norms for the response and listening requirements of the groups with whom a teacher is working.

     

    One thing I noticed is I would repeat what the kids would say.  I learned from this when a colleague pointed out to me, "If you always repeat do they need to listen the first time?"  Point taken!  So I became more aware that the kids needed to be listening better to each other (not just me)...

     

    It takes time and practice for this to go well...

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