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Sunday, August 7, 2011

TED Talk - Five Ways to Listen Better

Julian Treasure, whose work I've previously highlighted, recently gave a talk at TED Global in Scotland. His talk, 5 Ways to Listen Better, reminds us of the need to slow down and listen to the people and the world around us. At the end of the talk he provides a simple framework for becoming better listeners. That framework is called RASA. You'll have to listen to his talk to learn about RASA, it will be worth the seven minutes of your time.



Applications for Education
This could be a great video to show at the beginning of your new school year to set the tone for class conversations. Julian Treasure's RASA framework for listening is one that could easily be used as the model in your classroom. In fact, I think that I'm going to introduce it to my new students in a few weeks.