“Are you Listening?” Teaching Communication Skills Across Grade Levels

To answer before listening, that is folly and shame.

-Proverbs 18:13


The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.

-Proverbs 18:15


Speaking and listening are essential components to a student’s success in and out of the classroom. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that students already know how to have quality discussions or know the traits of an active listener.

The following strategies teach students what quality discussions look like and how to have “conversations” with the materials they use in class.

Let us know if you’ve used these strategies, how it went, and what you plan on doing to further your students’ communication skills!