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150141 (Softbound)
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Conversation is more than the exchange of words. For young children and their teachers, it is a natural learning tool that serves to deepen children's knowledge. Knowing when to listen and how to respond will help you strengthen children's social, cognitive, and language skills.

Are You Listening? is about creating a culture of conversation to help young children learn. These child-centered teaching methods will help you make conversation a part of your classroom's daily routine and engage children in actively building their understandings of the world around them.

With examples of dialogues between teachers and children throughout, it also includes information that will show you how to:

  • Listen more and talk less
  • Focus conversations in your classroom on children's real interests
  • Set up a learning environment that promotes children's conversations
  • Facilitate children's large- and small-group conversations
  • Document and interpret what you hear to assess children's knowledge, plan curriculum, and share children's learning with families

You'll be glad you listened.

Read the table of contents, and a sample chapter, from this book!

200 pages

About Lisa Burman

Lisa Burman has been an educator for thirty-six years, twenty of these spent as an educational consultant. She is currently the Director and Principal Consultant of Lisa Burman Consultants, which is more..