12 Ways to Get Students Listening & Speaking

We know classrooms are full of polar behaviors. Some students won’t stop talking; others never speak up. There are students who truly know how to listen; while many of them think listening is simply not talking.  Strong oral communication skills are essential to learning, and beyond that, they’re necessary for successful careers and interpersonal relationships. Teacher and author Sarah Tantillo thinks strengthening students’ speaking and listening skills is the best way to improve learning in your school. She compiled a helpful list of 12 ways to get students listening and speaking—we think they’re spot on and well worth implementing!

  1. Mrs Mills says:

    I’m looking to enroll my daughter, in a local program in Detroit,MI

    1. Sharon Crowley says:

      Thank you for your interest in Great Books! We’re confident your daughter would enjoy and benefit from participating in the program. Tom Kerschner, the Great Books Consultant for Michigan, will be in touch with you soon. Watch for an email ending with @greatbooks.org.

  2. Kym L. Worthy says:

    I am looking for a Great Books Program in the Detroit, Michigan, area for my ten year old daughter. Thank you, Kym

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