This week, students are thinking about ways they can be a better learner. Here at Armstrong, everyone is taught the components of Whole Body Listening. This includes using your eyes, ears, mouth, hands, and body to ensure that all of your senses are focused on the person speaking.
Active listening involves more than utilizing these senses; it requires an individual to think about the information they see and hear. For this lesson, students are learning the concept “Brain In.” When your brain is in, you show that you are thinking about what is being said. Some “Brain In” behaviors include:
- Thinking about what you hear and see
- Asking questions
- Sharing ideas
- Following directions
- Repeating what is said in your head
As part of this lesson, students cut out and colored brains, then wrote one “Brain In” behavior on their brain cutout. They should be bringing their brains home and sharing them with you throughout this week.
As your children grow and develop, try and find ways to help them build ownership of these strategies. They will help to make them a stronger student and member of our community.
Thank you for your help supporting this important concept.
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