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Project and Purpose

By explicitly teaching social-emotional learning skills while honoring diverse identities, creating a sense of belonging, and promoting student agency toward personal growth and social impact, the teacher better creates a classroom environment that fosters well-being for self and others.

If the lesson is used in the classroom: The goal of this lesson was to help students practice listening.

In class students played a game where they had to listen to the teacher and repeat a pattern of claps, taps and snaps. Students had to listen closely to be able to repeat the pattern.

Getting Ready for the Conversation

Listening is an essential skill for everyone to learn and practice. This lesson is a fun way to practice listening skills.

Conversation Starters and Practice at Home Activities

Have your child tell you about the activity in class. See if your child remembers the pattern.

Have your child lead the game for you.

Discuss the following questions:

  • Why is it important to practice listening?
  • Why is it easier to listen to some people and not others?

School to Home Resources on Listening

In this lesson, students will learn listening skills to help improve executive functioning skills, such as focus, attention, impulse control, and memory. Students will play a listening game and reflect on their improvement in listening skills.


This 25–35 minute lesson is designed for flexibility. It can be taught in one day or over the course of a week.

  • Warm Welcome
  • Feelings Check-in
  • SEL Skill Spotlight
  • Active Engagement
  • Closing Connection
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