Are You Listening?: Fostering Conversations That Help Young Children Learn

Are You Listening?: Fostering Conversations That Help Young Children Learn

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By (author) Lisa Burman

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  • Publisher: Redleaf Press
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 259mm x 13mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2008
  • Publication City/Country: St Paul, MN
  • ISBN 10: 1933653469
  • ISBN 13: 9781933653464
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 47,151

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Conversation is more than the exchange of words. For young children and their teachers, it is a natural learning tool that serves to deepen children's knowledge. Knowing when to listen and how to respond will help you strengthen children's social, cognitive, and language skills. Are You Listening? is about creating a culture of conversation to help young children learn. These child-centered teaching methods will help you make conversation a part of your classroom's daily routine and engage children in actively building their understandings of the world around them.

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Lisa Burman has been an educational consultant for schools in Manhattan and Australia, including a child care center for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. She began work in the field as a teacher and principal.

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By Jen BAIS 13 May 2012 5

Lisa's book has influenced the way that I interact with children. It has given me tips from setting up environments to listening to the child with special needs. Lisa's clear accessible langauge means this book is easily explored with all staff members of the education team. The question is "are you really listening to childen's voice?" A great resource for staff team training, student teachers and for parents too.