Secretly Paying Attention

I like this one.


I should no longer be surprised by something I noticed again in my class today.  While I feel it is important to look at the person talking to me and paying attention, it seems my way of listening/learning is so outdated! This lesson is taught to me daily by my own daughter who almost ALWAYS can tell me exactly what I have said when I say “Are you listening to me? What did I just tell you to do?” Mom reverse psychology fail.

Anyway, back to school, I was a student who paid attention. Who looked at the person speaking. Who had my books open, notes prepared, pen in hand, making notes, writing questions.  My students today, not so much. This happens frequently and I must re-train my brain. You’d think I have this down pat by now!

We were listening to an audio version of a book we are…

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