Blog Tag: Listening

Whole Body Listening

Posted by year4

On Wednesday the year 4s got together as a whole group once again.  This time we looked at how listening can help with the ‘Talk it Out’ strategy.

Something teachers have noticed is that if students are attempting to ‘talk it out’ when solving a conflict, they tend not to actually listen very well to what the other person is saying.  So we have adopted a strategy called ‘Whole Body Listening’.  We will be using this language when discussing listening during conflict situations, and also listening while in the classroom.

whole body listening


Students then had an opportunity to practice their whole body listening.  One partner read from a script while the other listened, and then tried to state their understanding of what the partner said.   This was challenging and is something will continue to work on in class.

Here are some pics of us in action: