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Active Listening

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grace adcock

on 13 November 2012

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Transcript of Active Listening

The Keys to Active Listening Journal: What did you think about the video clip? What was the main message? Do you agree or disagree with the message, explain why. Active listening is a way of listening and responding to another person that improves mutual understanding. What is 'Active Listening"? Lets try listening! Sometimes things get in the way of communication and our ability to listen or speak. Journal: What were some of the things that got in the way of the communication in the video clip? Have any of those kinds of things happened to you before? How might you deal with a situation like this? What could be done to improve communicaiton? Watch this video fill and in the blanks on the handout provided. We have been learning about the barriers that get in the way of listening. But what can you do about it? How can you improve listening during communication? In your journal reflect on the following questions: 1. Do you think the tips provided in the video can help improve your listening skills? Explain your answer.
2. Which tip do you think is the most helpful? Explain why.
3. Which tip do you think is the least helpful? Explain why.
4. Think of two tips of your own to add to the list. Why do you think they are important to add? One barrier to communication is when the speaker doesn't send a clear message and the receiver of the message doesn't understand. Watch the following video. Pay attention to what is getting in the way of communicating. Also pay attention to what they are doing well. We know the listener has a lot of work to do when communicating, but what about the person speaking? Journal: What were the barriers to communication in the video? How could they have solved the misscommunication? Did you enjoy the video or not? We have looked at the ways we verbally communicate and listen. Active listening and effective speaking involve things that are non-verbal as well. The following video will talk about 8 ways we communicate without speaking. Please fill in the handout as you watch the video. Journal: What ways do we communicate without speaking? Which do you think is the hardest pay attention to? Which do you think is the easiest? Which do you think is the most powerful? Which do you think is the weakest? What other ways can we communicate without speaking? We've talked a lot about active listening the last couple of days. Tomorrow you will have a quiz to check your understanding. Today we will be having a little fun and playing a game that relates to active listening. Afterwords we will have journal and review for the quiz. Lets Play!!!! How did the games we play relate to active listening? What skills did you need to use to win? What could you have done better in the future? What made the game hard or easy?
Finally, include a couple of sentences on what you have learned so far in the active listening unit. Journal
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