Ch 3: Listening and Feedback Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Listening and Feedback chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the techniques needed to improve listening skills. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Listening and Feedback chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday What is listening? Difference between listening and just hearing, passive listening vs. active listening, the role of the listener, and things that interfere with the speaker-listener relationship
Tuesday Key elements to the listening process Remembering, attending, responding, and interpreting
Wednesday Listening modes Empathic listening, pseudo-listening, appreciative listening, critical listening, and comprehensive listening
Thursday Ways to become a better listener Review listening strategies and discuss how to take notes during speeches
Friday How to be a courteous and ethical listener Maintain an open mind, offer constructive feedback, identify multiple perspectives, and hold speakers to higher standards

13 Lessons in Chapter 3: Listening and Feedback Lesson Plans
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Hearing vs. Listening: Importance of Listening Skills for Speakers

1. Hearing vs. Listening: Importance of Listening Skills for Speakers

While often used synonymously, hearing and listening are really two very different things. Hearing is involuntary and uncontrollable. Listening, however, requires an attention.

Listening Skills Games for College Students

2. Listening Skills Games for College Students

Developing listening skills is very important for students of all ages, even college students! Use these engaging games to help students develop stronger listening skills.

Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles

3. Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles

It seems counterintuitive that a public speaker should focus on effective listening. However, a good public speaker must know a few things about his audience in order to effectively communicate his message.

Active Listening Lesson Plan

4. Active Listening Lesson Plan

Help students understand what you mean by 'active listening' with this lesson plan. Define the term for students, teach techniques, and view examples. Then have students practice with a fun game.

Active Listening Activities for Adults

5. Active Listening Activities for Adults

Active listening is a skill that can be learned and practiced, and is useful to adults of all ages. We can help adults learn active listening techniques through a series of engaging activities. Here are some examples.

Active Listening Group Activities

6. Active Listening Group Activities

Active listening is an important skill to function in a variety of life and educational situations. This lesson offers a series of activities for teachers to use with students to help groups develop their active listening skills.

Whole Body Listening Activities

7. Whole Body Listening Activities

Working on whole body listening with your students? This lesson gives an overview of the practice and details repeatable activities to use with your students so you can hit the ground running with this important concept.

The Four Stages of the Listening Process

8. The Four Stages of the Listening Process

As messages are sent to us, it seems as though we simply hear and react, but there is actually a process that our brains use to process the information. It begins with attending, then interpreting, responding and finally remembering the information.

Reflective Listening Lesson Plan

9. Reflective Listening Lesson Plan

What is reflective listening? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to help you explain the primary elements of this practice to your students and an activity to demonstrate it in action.

Types of Listening: Pseudo-, Appreciative, Empathetic, Comprehensive & Critical

10. Types of Listening: Pseudo-, Appreciative, Empathetic, Comprehensive & Critical

Although people communicate by sending a message to a receiver, the message is received in different ways depending on the information. Different types of listening styles help us effectively understand messages we receive.

Becoming a Better Listener: Tips & Strategies

11. Becoming a Better Listener: Tips & Strategies

Some people say listening is an art, but to be a good listener, it takes skill. There are strategies one can use to be a good listener. Some strategies include use of body language, asking the right questions and even empathy.

Improving your Note-taking Skills: Strategies for Mapping a Speech

12. Improving your Note-taking Skills: Strategies for Mapping a Speech

When attending a speaking event, the tendency is to listen to what the speaker has to say. But it is equally important to take careful notes to determine the central idea of the speech.

The Importance of Being a Civil and Ethical Listener

13. The Importance of Being a Civil and Ethical Listener

The listener has just as much responsibility as the speaker when it comes to ethical decision making. As listeners, we are responsible for being courteous and attentive, avoiding judgment and supporting the speaker's free speech rights.

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