Goal 3: Interpersonal Intelligence Narrative

Document Type

Classroom Resource

Publication Date

Winter 12-2023

Target Audience

All students


Be able to determine the difference between hearing someone when being spoken to and actively listening to them

Do you ever talk with someone and realize they aren’t listening? Sure, they hear the words that leave your mouth but are not genuinely listening: they may not be present, texting, staring off into space, etc. If you’ve ever found yourself in a situation like this, on either side, you run the risk of making someone feel neglected and undervalued, and you could miss out on important information. Active listening requires attentiveness to the speaker so you, as the listener, can understand what they’re saying, reflect on what was said, and retain that information. I will list some tips you can incorporate and help develop daily.



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