Character education is vital to the success of our students. Employers report that the qualities for which they are looking when hiring include the “soft skills” that are character education.
This is a 26 slide PowerPoint presentation lesson that covers the topic of ACTIVE LISTENING, WHOLE-BODY LISTENING, and how it related to school success and friendship. I have included links to 3 Different links to videos to support the information you are presenting. These are videos that you can mix or match or even skip, if you want. That is the beauty of being able to personalize this lesson for yourself. It is easily adapted to teach different levels ranging between kindergarten to fifth grade.
Concepts that were covered in this lesson included:
• Using all senses when listening
o Eyes on the speaker
o Ears listening
o Hands in a resting position and not playing with things
o Feet still and flat on the floor when sitting or crisscross applesauce when on the rug
o Mind focused on the topic and thinking of questions about the topic
• Showing others respect by listening intently
• The consequences of poor listening skills academically and socially
Additionally, I have included many different links to activities and even a booklet that you can utilize to reinforce student learning.
Also included are a letter to send home to parents about the lesson and a coloring sheet that you can put on the back of the letter for the students to reinforce the concepts being taught. My parents love this communication, and it helps to reinforce concepts utilizing the same vocabulary both at school and at home.
I have found that videos are very effective in helping students to create an emotional link to the abstract concepts that character education involves. Coupled with discussions in which you can assist students to make the connection, it is an easy and effective way to teach these difficult concepts and assist students to internalize them into their own personalities.
This presentation includes 26 slides which have transitions, clip art, and animations to help to hold your students' interest. It is easily personalized and customized and includes a master slide that you can copy and paste into the location where additional information is desired.
You may want to rearrange the slides to make this presentation fit your needs. I have them arranged the way that makes sense for my students, but that may not be the best way for you.
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