Wednesday, March 16, 2011
No, I'm Trying to Sell You Anything
I have found this book immensely fun to read but also rewarding.
I would not suggest trying to read the whole book quickly and then setting it aside hoping that its wisdom infuses into your life. Rather, I would suggest reading just one chapter and then go about trying out a few of the strategies. Monitor your interactions by journaling, blogging, whatever. Then once you've got it down, read some more and try out some more strategies.
At the end of the day, we don't learn by reading, but through the work we do by practice and reflection. This book has some great ideas for becoming a better listener in the classroom, but also a better listener in life.