Losing Our Ability to Listen (Consciously)

In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, “We are losing our listening.” In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around you.

Developing your “conscious listening”…beautiful.

What Treasure says seems to resonate whole-heartedly with teachers who believe that conscious, connected listening is paramount in the classroom. Modeling by educators speaks volumes when it comes to improving student listening abilities.

This year I plan to work towards becoming far more connected to our students. Developing a ‘conscious listening’ approach, especially in times of stress, is an important skill that few of us (hope to) possess, but far fewer of us actually utilize to engage, connect with those in our school communities (and I suspect at home, too).

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