One of my big goals has been to listen more and speak less. By listening more I mean to listen with the intent to understand, not just to listen to hear. This has been a particularly important goal with my students this year although it really started back a few years ago when I taught an inquisitive young man who was often questioning what was happening in the classroom.
My listening with the intend to better understand and know my students has paid off greatly. How are you listening to your students as a way to support their learning?