Why it is so important to listen actively: You’re not listening. Here’s why. There’s an unconscious tendency to tune out people you feel close to because you think you already know what they are going to say.
This guide/handbook contains useful tips and tricks of how to become a better mentor and a better listener.
This site contains useful tips for having a difficult conversation. We recommend that if you’re worried about someone, you try talking to them. It’s okay if you’re not an expert – just listening can help someone work through what’s on their mind. SHUSH tips
Imagine a library full of human books… The Human Library Organisation is using this idea to promote social change. Their aim is to build a positive framework for conversation that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. And… They achieve this by putting real people on loan for readers! You can meet their “books”: http://humanlibrary.org/meet-our-human-books/ And […]
To listen actively – and carefully – is something all educators need to do…
A key communication element (and tool) when mentoring is ‘active listening’. Carlo Rogers, Psychologist and ‘inventor’ of the person-centred (or humanistic) approach, has written extensively on the topic. Below you find a summary of the ‘basics of active listening’ – taken from his article ‘Active Listening’, written together with Richard E. Farson. Rogers and Farson (1987) […]