The authors discuss social listening vs. accurate classroom listening; eye contact and body language, and neurological evidence on the importance of efficient sitting positions.
In order to review and maintain active listening behaviours it is necessary to remind the students of what those behaviours are, at a suitable interval after the two training sessions.
The success of any programme relies upon it being practised and used frequently to effect consolidation. This programme is no different. It is really successful when the learners are regularly reminded of the skills they have learnt, to maximise their auditory attention at every opportunity.
During the maintenance period and before the booster session, every teacher needs to remind the pupils to adopt the listening position and use the key phrases, such as ‘Good sitting posture’. The individual skills need to be named rather than referred to in general terms. For example, when a ...