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Talking stick to promote good listening skills

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tracy brookes Jan 19, 2013. 8 Replies

Dear all, does anyone have experience of using a Talking Stick to promote good listening skills with literacy students?I used it today, with a biro not a fancy stick, and it helped one learner at…Continue

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Jacqueline Thomas replied to Roland Baggott's discussion Managing classroom lateness
"HI Roland, I found this great post about chronic lateness which describes it as a form of passove aggressive resistance or defiance.  Your chronically late student is testing you. Admittedly, this is about a higher education instiitution. …"
Jan 21, 2013
Jacqueline Thomas replied to Tracy brookes's discussion Learning barriers...
"Hi Tracy, you seem to have received some good and sensible comments here and doing your best to be prepared for future issues is very good practice too. It's such a difficult condition to live with and your student has done really well to get…"
Jan 20, 2013
Jacqueline Thomas replied to Laura Withers's discussion Reflective Practice
"Hi Laura, the voice recorder sounds like an a excellent idea. Just a suggestion, but bearing in mind how having a sounding board friend is meant to help reflection, I think you should give your voice recorder a pet name and make sure you explain to…"
Jan 20, 2013
Tracy brookes replied to Jacqueline Thomas's discussion Talking stick to promote good listening skills
"Hi Jax, I definitely will, I think I will structure it into my next theory lesson, and maybe try a you only get one go to promote more of an inclusive lesson as everyone then gets a chance to answer a question!! T x"
Jan 19, 2013
Kevin Winters replied to Jacqueline Thomas's discussion Talking stick to promote good listening skills
"I use a small (about 8" in diameter) inflatable ball that has nubs all over it. I bought it for a buck at the local Dollar Tree. If a day goes by that I don't use it, my 6th graders start begging for it. It's great during discussion…"
Jan 18, 2013
Jacqueline Thomas replied to Keeley Knowles's discussion Does technology ultimately promote equality and enhance social relations?
"I DO know of M'sieu Bourdieu and have just been reading about his concept of habitus. In the arena where I hope to work I think I will be referring frequently to the concenpt of social or cultural capital, which is partly why I am so cross…"
Jan 18, 2013
Jacqueline Thomas replied to Jacqueline Thomas's discussion Talking stick to promote good listening skills
"Hi Tracy, this is the web page I was looking at: https://www.acaciart.com/stories/archive6.html Yes, please do let me know if youhave some success with this technique. Best wishes, Jax"
Jan 18, 2013
Jacqueline Thomas replied to Keeley Knowles's discussion Does technology ultimately promote equality and enhance social relations?
"Hi Keeley, I am particularly interested in your question about "the potential to inhibit rather than promote equality and diversity." I hosted a homework club at a local library a few years ago and I became very aware of how vital…"
Jan 18, 2013
Jacqueline Thomas replied to Tracy brookes's discussion Learning barriers...
"Hi Tracy, that's tricky. The first thing, it's not all on you. There should be qualified professionals involved who know the details in depth who can help.  I found a very moving account of a student at Oxford who is bipolar telling…"
Jan 18, 2013
Jacqueline Thomas replied to Hannah Garnham's discussion Strategies to combat nerves
"Hi Hannah, I use a few actorly tips. Some of which can make you appear very odd if someone catches you doing them! My favourite is 1) Find a mirror 2) Smile at yourself, broadly, like you really mean it. 3) You will notice that you start smiling…"
Jan 18, 2013
Jacqueline Thomas replied to Laura Withers's discussion Reflective Practice
"Hi Laura, I too struggle with this and I am currently reading Becoming a reflexive researcher: using ourselves in research by Kim Etherington.  The author's perspective is a s a counsellor and the area of counselling and psychotherapy…"
Jan 18, 2013
Jacqueline Thomas replied to Christopher Heath's discussion Transfer of learning in sport
"Hi Chris, I have noticed recently that many of the people attracted to teaching have decided to change career path because they have realised that in order to extend their working life they need to rely on a skill set which is not tied to their…"
Jan 18, 2013
Tracy brookes replied to Jacqueline Thomas's discussion Talking stick to promote good listening skills
"Reading the comments here, it sounds like something I could utilise, something I had never even thought about!! Thank you, I shall let you know hoe I get on. T x"
Jan 15, 2013
Jacqueline Thomas replied to Jacqueline Thomas's discussion Talking stick to promote good listening skills
"HI Chris, ah yes creating a safe environment is probably key. Fyi, I have seen the ball used as a brainstorming technique where the ball is bounced on the floor or table in the middle of the group and participants have to catch it and make a…"
Jan 13, 2013
Christopher Heath replied to Jacqueline Thomas's discussion Talking stick to promote good listening skills
"Yes, it certainly has the potential to do this. There is a fine balance between encouraging students and embarassing them. Getting to know your students and creating a 'safe' environment for them helps. Quite often I would do this with…"
Jan 12, 2013
Jacqueline Thomas replied to Jacqueline Thomas's discussion Talking stick to promote good listening skills
"Thanks Chris. I think using it as a recap is quite powerful. You don't think some quiet people would feel under pressure?"
Jan 11, 2013

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Talking stick to promote good listening skills

Posted on January 7, 2013 at 11:14am 0 Comments

Has anyone any experience of using a talking stick in group discussions? I have read that this can be effective in designating who is able to address a group at a particular moment and as a way of ensuring that talking is shared equally amongst a group. I would be very interested to hear of any experiences of using a talking stick in adult classes.  A desription of the idea is given here…

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