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Modern Methods of Teaching Listening Skills. Effective, modern methods of teaching listening skills encompass everything from interactive exercises to multimedia resources.

Modern Methods of Teaching Listening Skills

Listening skills are best learned through simple, engaging activities that focus more on the learning process than on the final product. Whether you are working with a large group of students or a small one, you can use any of the following examples to develop your own methods for teaching students how to listen well. Interpersonal Activities One effective and nonthreatening way for students to develop stronger listening skills is through interpersonal activities, such as mock interviews and storytelling. Assign the students to small groups of two or three, and then give them a particular listening activity to accomplish. Group Activities Larger group activities also serve as a helpful method for teaching listening skills to students. Audio Segments Video Segments Instructional Tips About the Author Christine Switzer has been a freelance writer since 2007.

Understanding Auditory Learning: Integrating Listening into the K-12 Classroom. Guest blogger Monica Brady-Myerov is a 25-year veteran public radio journalist and the founder and host of Listen Current, an online instructional resource that uses radio stories to foster students’ listening skills.

Understanding Auditory Learning: Integrating Listening into the K-12 Classroom

Before founding Listen Current, Monica was a senior reporter and assistant managing editor at WBUR in Boston, and her reports have aired on NPR, Marketplace, and many other outlets nationally and internationally. She won two Edward R. Murrow Awards for her stories on closing the achievement gap. On February 24 (3:00-4:00 ET), Monica will be the featured presenter for EDC's EdTech Leaders Online free interactive webinar “Listen to Learn: Building Critical Listening Skills Using Online Tools.”

In this post, originally published on the Listen Current Blog, Monica reflects on the important role that strong listening skills play in students’ learning and school, college, and career success. Overview: Today’s K-12 students are different from even their recently graduated peers. Listen Current - Home - Current Events and Featured Lesson Plans. Listen Current. This tool makes it easy to bring current events, authentic voices and engaging non-fiction stories to the classroom.

Listen Current

They curate the best of public radio to keep teaching connected to the real world and build student listening skills at the same time. Non-fiction storytelling works for science, social students and ELA. The curated public radio stories are carefully chosen for relevance to your curriculum and relevance to your students. They come with provocative discussion questions and pre-made quizzes. They also offer robust lesson plans that are Common Core from the ground up. Startup Teaches Students To Listen With Public Radio. To Keep Focus On Learning, Montbello Teachers Try To Calm The Classroom. Sandra Baca has a big personality.

To Keep Focus On Learning, Montbello Teachers Try To Calm The Classroom

“I’m kind of sassy to some people,” she says, her long brown hair pulled loosely into a high ponytail. And the fifth grader's guard is always up. If somebody’s rude to her, or gives her what she calls "a dirty look," they get a quick "you got a problem with me? " Listen Current – Public Radio for the Classroom. 11EmailShare We’re super excited about our new partnership with Listen Current!

Listen Current – Public Radio for the Classroom

Back in the day when I was an ESL/ELL teacher, I often used audio recordings, like NPR stories, in my classes. Authentic listening activities elevated the class discussions while building useful vocabulary and fluency. Listen Current, which Brings the Power of Public Radio to the Classroom, Announces $950,000 in Seed Funding. About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century.

Listen Current, which Brings the Power of Public Radio to the Classroom, Announces $950,000 in Seed Funding

Out Of The Classroom And Into The Woods : NPR Ed. Philby Illustration/Corbis Kids in the U.S. are spending less time outside.

Out Of The Classroom And Into The Woods : NPR Ed

Even in kindergarten, recess is being cut back. But in the small town of Quechee, Vt., a teacher is bucking that trend: One day a week, she takes her students outside — for the entire school day. It's called Forest Monday. Eliza Minnucci got the idea after watching a documentary about a forest school in Switzerland where kids spend all day, every day, out in the woods. "I would do that in a heartbeat," she thought to herself. But her principal at the Ottauquechee School in central Vermont surprised her by saying: Try it. Every Monday morning, the kids suit up for a day outdoors. First thing, the kids go to their "sit spots. " "There's more moisture in the air," a boy named Orion Bee tells me.

Playtime is next. "We can't roll it," says one boy, pushing with all his might to try to move a downed tree onto the dam. "We can roll it! " There are formal lessons in the forest, too. Listen Up! 5 Reasons to Use Public Radio in the Classroom. There is a lot going on in the world that teachers need to help their students understand, put into context or just process.

Listen Up! 5 Reasons to Use Public Radio in the Classroom

They need to arm their students with the facts about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Or they might want help explain what ISIS is and why the US is bombing targets in Iraq and Syria.