Whole Body Listening
#5 in Our Series of 10 Core Concepts
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Whole Body Listening
Whole body listening (WBL), first introduced by Susanne Poulette Truesdale (in Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1990, Vol. 21, 183-184) is a popular concept taught in schools to help students focus and actively listen with more than just their ears. WBL is essential for collaborative engagement, relationship development, and peer-based group work. In this webinar, Social Thinking founder Michelle Garcia Winner shares strategies and materials for teaching this critical concept beyond simply having students sit up straight and keep quiet. At the conclusion of this webinar, she recaps the five Social Thinking Vocabulary concepts covered so far in our 10 Concepts webinar series, and how they can be used in tandem across different situations.
After watching this webinar, infuse your teaching with the concept WBL over the next month to help your students understand it deeply and meaningfully (avoid memorization). Then, tune in to the next webinar to learn how to build on this concept with best practices for teaching expected and unexpected behavior!
The 10 Concepts Webinar Series
This webinar is part of a series that shares best practices for teaching 10 core Social Thinking concepts over 10 months. Strengthen your students’ social-emotional learning by infusing your teaching with an additional concept each month over the course of the school year. We recommend learning about (and teaching) the concepts in order as they build on one another! If a date below has already passed, the webinar recording is available here for you to watch!
- Aug. 29, 2018: Thoughts & Feelings
- Sept. 18, 2018: Thinking with Your Eyes
- Oct. 10, 2018: The Group Plan
- Nov. 12, 2018: Is Your Body in the Group?
- Dec. 11, 2018: Whole Body Listening
- Jan. 23, 2019: Expected & Unexpected Behavior
- Feb. 7, 2019: Smart Guess
- Mar. 13, 2019: Flexible & Stuck Thinking
- Apr. 10, 2019: Size of the Problem
- May 7, 2019: Sharing an Imagination
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