Are You Listening?
Recently at Middle Campus, we've been focusing on listening. Our goal is that our students would be more thoughtful about and improve upon their personal listening habits. Watch this video to see Michael and Semira demonstrate the difference between reactive and reflective listening.
 
 
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 them to explain their thoughts and feelings.
 
Parents, practice reflective listening at home.
Think about how you listen to your child. Are you letting him explain himself or are you telling him what you think he is trying to say?
 
Try these keys to reflective listening:
  • Let your child talk
  • Use prompts to draw her feelings out
  • Make eye contact
  • Exhibit openness and kindness with your body language and vocal tone

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.

  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Student Life