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Learning to Listen

I'm linking up to the Learning to Listen Linky Party hosted by Erica. I find that listening is an area where my students have struggled in the past. I now know that some of my students have never had the chance to practice or learn good listening skills. Before I started practicing whole body listening in my classroom, you would find kids rolling around on the carpet. Most of my students thought that you could only listen with your ears. This year I found a really cute story on Growing Kinders about the day a monster came to school. My students loved listening to this story and really learned some valuable information about listening with your whole body. I have the cute sign up front as a daily reminder of our listening expectations. I also enjoy using the Whole Brain Teaching techniques. My students are trained to use Hands and Eyes which creates instant silence. My class also responds well with the Class, Yes technique. I highly recommend you checking out Whole Brain Teaching. They have a wealth of strategies and techniques that truly work. I have made this poster of attention grabbers, feel free to download.


  1. So glad to here about others using Whole Brain. I recently posted asking about pros., cons, etc. I plan to implement it this school year. Love the posters!
    Michelle @ Smitten With First

  2. Oops on the typo! That should be *hear*! Im using chubby fingers on a skinny iPhone!!!

  3. Fun freebie!! My first graders love these silly little attention getters (And I do too) Whole Brain Teaching has some really great stuff to offer when it comes to management! The class-yes technique is one of two main attention getters I use in my class. Being able to change up the way you say it keeps it fun for the kids and I think stops them from tuning it out over time.

    ❤- Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  4. I use the class/yes call out and it works like a charm!! :)

    The Learning Tree

  5. Love the attention grabbers!❤

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  6. I love WBT! I wish I could get to one of their workshops or that they would come to my school! Wouldn't that be awesome?!

  7. I love your blog name!! I think my students feel that way all the time, I am always with my camera!! Ha! We are your newest followers! Check us out if you get a chance.

  8. I know very little about Whole Brain Teaching but I saw this sign and loved it. I'm not able to get it. I keep getting error messages from TpT. If you could email it to me, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!!!


  9. Im not able to download either, could you email me a copy also.


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