5 Unconventional Final Exams to Give Your Students
Who says tests can’t be fun?
Girls need time to work through friendship issues — to experience conflict, negotiate and get through the natural bumps in the road. But we have them so highly scheduled that they are not using organic friendship-making skills anymore.”
Shifting your mode of listening is life-changing. Changing how you listen means that you change how you experience relationships and the world. And if you change that, you change, well, everything.
The four types of listening reflect the underlying principles of the opening of the mind, heart and will are:
Dowloading: This type of listening is limited to reconfirming what we already know. Nothing new penetrates our bubble.
Factual listening: We let the data talk to us and notice disconfirming information. Doing this requires opening the mind—that is, the capacity to suspend our habits of judgment.
Empathic listening: We see the situation through the eyes of another. Doing this requires opening the heart: using our feelings and our heart as an organ of tuning in to another person’s view.
Generative listening: We listen for the highest future possibility to show up while holding a space for something new to be born.
The transition to personalized learning felt big, so I decided to start with something I knew was important for my students: developing autonomy. I knew that in order for my students to be successful in taking ownership, I’d have to prepare for some of the challenges around focus and motivation that initially led to my hesitation—but I also recognized that I had to let go of some control so that I could empower my students.