30 December, 2008

Listening is a creative force

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force.

The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward.

When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.

-- Dr. Karl Augustus Menninger (1893-1990)

If you understand that the friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. It is not difficult to understand why teachers like students who listen in class.

In the classroom, do you notice that the students who listen to teachers are the ones teachers move toward when they walk through their class.

When the teachers noted that their teaching are listened to, they will be motivated to expand and share more of their knowledge.

The more focus the students in their listening, the more the teachers expand the subject.

Listening with focus generates new energy to unfold mental block in both teachers and students.

If you listen in class and listen with a focus mind, the teaching you listen to not only make your learning easy, it also make teaching an enjoyable process!

Most of us only concern about learner's psychology, it is equally important to understand the psychology of your teachers.

Now you will understand why teachers always start their teaching with "Listen! Class!"

Dexterine Ho

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