• Summary
  • Contents

The authors discuss social listening vs. accurate classroom listening; eye contact and body language, and neurological evidence on the importance of efficient sitting positions.

Resources for Session 2—Classroom Listening
Resources for session 2—classroom listening

A selection of games and worksheets are included for reinforcement of the students' listening skills.

  • Relaxed and Alert Poster
  • The Martian Space Wagon sheet
  • What Helps Good Listening in Class
  • What Spoils Listening in Class
  • Key Phrases for Attention and Active Listening

Eye Contact with the Teacher

The rules of the game are explained.

  • The teacher talks to the class about any topic.
  • When the teacher blinks several times the students stand up.
  • When the teacher closes his/her eyes the students put their arms in the air.

Comment on the eye contact observed and its importance in attention.

When the class are successful with this game, the teacher may like to extend it into lesson time.

Listening to the Teacher
Noises Off

The teacher warns the students that they may hear ...

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