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Empathetic Listening is a conflict resolution strategy where participants ask questions, restate ideas, and reflect on the feelings of the person who is sharing about a concern or issue. As one student shares a concern, the other student demonstrates empathetic listening skills by asking clarifying questions and encouraging the other
Listening Dyads is a communication strategy in which each student in a paired partnership takes an uninterrupted turn to verbally respond to a discussion prompt while the other student actively listens. Before beginning Listening Dyads, students sit facing each other (i.e. knees to knees) and designate who will speak first.
Active Listening is a communication strategy where students give their full attention to the speaker and concentrate on what is being said. Students use body position, listening skills, and response techniques to maximize their understanding as well as convey that they are listening to the speaker. Components and Skills of
Whole Body Listening
Whole Body Listening teaches students how to use each part of their body to listen to a speaker. Prior to a listening activity (e.g. mini-lesson, class discussion, presentation), students are taught to watch and listen to the speaker while keeping their voices off and sitting with a calm body. Variations