Engaging Children to be Readers — Improving Classroom Talk — Part 12

“Effective listening is the single most powerful thing you can do to build and maintain a climate of trust and collaboration. Strong listening skills are the foundation for all solid relationships.” -Michelle Tillis Lederman

Eighty percent of our waking hours are spent in some form of communication and most of that communication is speaking and listening (Wilt, 1950 as cited in Hyslop & Bruce, 1989). What does this mean for a literacy rich classroom? After reading that quote it made me think about the amount of…