Quick Coaching Guide: Developing Effective Listeners


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Strong listening abilities are essential to students’ success, both academic and social. This guide breaks down the component skills of being a good listener, such as keeping one’s body still and one’s eyes on the speaker, showing interest in the speaker through one’s posture and expression, listening for important details, and paraphrasing what the speaker said.

Quick tips and examples help teachers envision how they can encourage the development of these skills in their students. Reflection questions and a fill-in planner help bring the ideas to life.

A multifaceted tool for ongoing, embedded professional development, Quick Coaching Guides encapsulate a specific topic through the Responsive Classroom lens and identify concrete skills for educators to practice or teach.

This hands-on, structured guide helps educators to take stock of their current practice, plan for future growth, and reflect on progress made.

  • Convenient, embedded professional development that connects directly to your classroom
  • Flexible for autonomous, self-paced learning, exploration, and reflection
  • Written by Responsive Classroom expert teachers
Orders of ten or more include a Leader Guide for facilitating focused professional development for teams of adult learners. Leader Guides offer multiple options for delivering adult instruction, enabling school leaders to choose the method that works best for their time and staff.
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