to hear something with thoughtful attention and give it consideration.
an active listener:
-focuses all of their attention on what the speaker is saying. -listens for concepts and ideas. -checks for understanding by interpreting concepts in their own words. -actively avoids distraction. -monitors the quality of their listening experience.
active listening strategies:
1. Decide to listen 2. Listen for ideas 3. Make eye contact 4. Value visuals 5. Make connections
What prevents students from actively listening in the classroom?
- lack of self-control - get side-tracked - poor acoustical quality