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Mindfulness: Mindful Listening

Owls hear so well that they can hunt in the dark. Have your students try on their owl ears! In this lesson, students open up their ears to all the sounds around them, close and far away, and go on a sound hunt.
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Introduction

(5 minutes)
Mindfulness: Mindful Listening
  • Gather the students in a seated circle.
  • Explain that today the class will practice mindful listening.
  • Ask: "Based on what you know about mindfulness, what do you think mindful listening means? When might you want to use mindful listening?"
  • Call on students to respond, and record their answers on chart paper or the digital whiteboard.
  • Explain that you will revist these ideas after they have practiced mindful listening for themselves.