The Benefits of Teaching Students How to Listen
Students with strong listening skills don’t just retain more information, but they are also less likely to feel unprepared and frustrated in class. This means that students who develop better listening skills are more likely to feel confident, comfortable, and prepared to succeed in school.
Students who listen pick up more knowledge to reflect on and think critically about before they respond. Plus, for dual language learners in your class, learning how to listen can help students pick up their second language faster.
The importance of active listening also branches into social-emotional development. Active listening promotes mindful thinking, which can reduce anxiety and depression in students
Teaching students listening skills leads to lasting advantages in a student’s academic career and beyond, including: