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Teacher - English, West Virginia Department of Education

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Why should listening be taught as a skill in school?

Julian Treasure proposed an excellent problem in his video about listening. Why isn't listening taught in school? Young adults are surrounded by noise and distraction. Could this be an obstacle to problem-solving and mediation in our world? What do you think?

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    Aug 1 2011: It is very important to teach listening skills in schools.Most of the problems people face in their relationships are due to defective listening.Listening connects people and help them to understand one another.Children bloom when they are listened to.Alistener is a magnetic personality.He is more effective than a speaker.People get drawn towards a person who listens in a non judgemental way and do not advise.World will be a better place to live if we really start listening.
    • Aug 2 2011: Well said, Chaya. I have seen many relationships crumble because neither party is good at listening to one another. And I agree that the world would be a better place. Thank you for your insight.

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