Listen with your Brain – Active Listening Tasks for Upper Grades

Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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49 pages
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Begin every term, lesson and learning task by listening more with your brain. Inspire classroom management with the following materials to actively hear lessons and texts with your whole brain.


Display as posters that motivate learners to learn well by listening well. Distribute as task cards to individuals or teams. Track their progress through all ten tasks on a record-keeping form provided.

Find ten unique listening tasks here – expressed in easy-to-do approaches, that work for all topics where deeper understanding is the goal. In addition to the ready to apply tasks, this kit also contains 10 current brain facts that fuel active listening, stated in everyday language - with doable applications for getting more from class.

All materials here are practical, yet informative.
Tasks are all based on new neuro discoveries, and all build on student’s interests and capabilities. Yes, they will harness untapped potential that comes to class daily within every learner.

This listening kit can easily be used for core curriculum, common standards, and works well across disciplines. It's rooted in the award-winning Mita brain based approach to learning – with proven higher motivation and achievement.

Students especially enjoy new awareness that comes when they pause to listen differently. Use these curiosity-building tasks to guide that mental journey into deeper understanding, with increased memory and focus.

Hopefully these ready-to-roll brain-based materials will benefit your learners and leaders as they do mine at middle, secondary, university levels and beyond.

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If you have any further questions about how to get the most from this product, please do contact me at and I’ll be glad to help further.

All the best as you learn and lead with the brain in mind!

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Created by Ellen Weber, Brain Based Tasks for Growth Mindset
Total Pages
49 pages
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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