This week’s “question of the week” at my Education Week Teacher blog is:
“How do you teach people to LISTEN better? Everyone seems to want very individualized instructions. They don’t listen to any of the instructions and then the minute they have a problem with the assignment they want me to explain it all over again to them personally. It seems to be almost every teacher’s number one problem — how to teach listening skills…”
Please leave your responses in the comments section of the Ed Week Teacher post.
for younger students or even older ones try to make what you are talkin about appealing to the listeners. Visual aids , smart boards, interesting presentations will make a big difference. Also, out of my humble experience, students tend to be aware of what is going on in the very beginning and at the very end of each class, so i try to say the very important iformation or tips in the beginning and repeat them before they get out of their desks and jam out to the hallway.