As the Grady Cluster embraces 21st Century Skills, this talk gives students some tools to help them develop their communication and collaboration skills by speaking up for themselves. The answer to yesterday's post about conscious listening by Treasure.
Treasure argues that conscious listening leads to understanding, and that we need to teach listening in our schools. I have been looking for ways to do this at Inman, and I think Treasure's five exercises are a great start. In particular, his acronym RASA: Receive, Appreciate, Summarize, and Ask questions.
I have really enjoyed working in pods. Being in a pod tremendously benefits everyone in the pod. For example, if one person in a pod does not understand something, then another person can explain it to them, so everyone is on the same page. I like being able to hear everyone’s points of view. This benefits everyone in the pod giving everyone a deeper understanding. ~Madeline Moser