This is a very short “The Best…” list. It’s different from The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners, and is focused on ideas we can use to help all our students develop better listening skills.
I shared my best ideas, and many readers shared theirs, in my Education Week Teacher piece titled Several Ways To Help Students Become Better Listeners.
The Power of Smart Listening by Annie Murphy Paul is another good resource.
Here’s a quote from The Harvard Business Review:
For leaders, listening is a central competence for success. At its core, listening is connecting. Your ability to understand the true spirit of a message as it is intended to be communicated, and demonstrate your understanding, is paramount in forming connections and leading effectively. This is why, in 2010, General Electric—long considered the preeminent company for producing leaders—redefined what it seeks in its leaders. Now it places “listening” among the most desirable traits in potential leaders. Indeed, GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt has said that “humble listening” is among the top four characteristics in leaders.
Excellent Post On The Different “Levels” Of Listening
Here’s a playlist from TED Talks on the topic of listening.
Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen is from Edutopia.
Here’s The Form I Have Students Complete When They’re Listening To Their Classmate’s Presentations
Everything You Need to Know About Becoming a Better Listener is another excellent article from The Harvard Business Review. It’s short and accessible, and will be a great addition to the lesson plan I have about becoming better listeners in my Self-Driven Learning book. Here’s a tweet about the article:
— Harvard Biz Review (@HarvardBiz) February 7, 2015
I hope readers can contribute other good ideas….