Are You Listening?
Recently at Middle Campus, we've been focusing on listening. Our goal is that our students would gain a greater awareness of and see pathways to improving upon their listening habits. 

The benefits of reflective listening are that the speaker feels heardunderstood, and valued. Good listening is not about solving the speaker's problems, but is about prompting and encouraging the speaker to find and explain his or her thoughts and feelings.
 
 
Watch this video to see Michael and Semira demonstrate 
the difference between reactive and reflective listening.
 
Parents, practice reflective listening at home.
Think about how you listen to your child. Are you letting him/her explain him/herself or are you telling him/her what you think he/she is trying to say? Try these keys to reflective listening:
Let your child talk • Use prompts to draw his/her feelings out • Make eye contact • Exhibit interest, patience, and openness with your body language and vocal tone • Restate what you heard to be sure you heard what was intended • Resist temptation to give advice
 
This year, our Social + Emotional Learning theme at Middle Campus is Connections. By fostering an environment on campus in which every member takes initiative to connect with others, our goal is that every student would feel relevantnoticed, and included.
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