Today, I co-led a full-day Speaking to Listen in the Age of Emoji workshop with Diana Potts and Mike Ritzius. Many thanks to Barbara Swanson, Associate Director for Professional Development at NYSAIS, for supporting us and Amy Brandt and Dennis Guidera of Steelcase Education for hosting us!
Here are our slides:
Here is the resource sheet we shared (with links to readings, resources, and handouts all in one space): bit.do/nysaisemoji
Here is the original description from the NYSAIS page:
The skill of effective communication has powerful influence in shaping school culture. Teachers, students and leadership are surrounded by feedback on a daily basis from the classroom to meetings to the playing field.
Understanding how to communicate can be the difference between listening to react and listening to understand. How one hears, processes and delivers feedback can be powerful in shaping the tone of personal and professional relationships. In this workshop, theory, practice and your experiences will be used to examine what it takes to host effective and productive conversations with colleagues and students.
This seminar, for teachers and administrators of all grades, will prepare participants to initiate better and more productive conversations with their colleagues, students, and parents. We will introduce a series of frameworks and skillsets which will enhance the way we speak and listen to each other.
This session includes:
- Identifying types of feedback
- Identifying perspective of knowings
- Supporting different ways of knowing
- Methods of hearing and giving feedback (even when you don’t want to)
- Empathic Listening:an exercise is listening
- Amygdala Hijack: identifying your triggers for grounded conversations
- Four-fold Practice: a framework for mindful conversations
- Levels of Speaking and Listening from Theory U: A framework for moving conversations to a co-generative space)
- World Cafe: Creating a space for conversations leading to invested action
Here are some photos from the day: