ERIC Number: ED346399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Peer Listening in the Middle School: Training Activities for Students.
Hazouri, Sandra Peyser; Smith, Miriam Frey
This workbook presents activities for training middle school student peer listeners. The first of the workbook's 10 chapters contains an introduction to peer listening. Activities include a pretest on a series of true-false statements called the "Peer Listening Inventory," defining the meaning of the words that describe the qualities of a peer listener, and storytelling. The second chapter, "Getting To Know Each Other" contains seven activities including the trust experience, birthday bunches, and making it work. In the third chapter, "Getting To Know Yourself," activities include going my way, it's me, your genetic secrets, and messages for me. The fourth chapter emphasizes understanding our humanness. Activities include the people picture, my human needs, how far will you go to belong, family collage, families care, and "What is real?" The fifth chapter examines verbal and nonverbal listening skills. Activities include a listening exercise, the paper game, body communication, looking for a listener, and "The Tiger Lake Tale." The sixth chapter describes listening for feelings. Activities include completing a series of "I feel" statements, imagining the color of feelings, exploring the difference between facts and feelings, and a "best friends" story discussion. The seventh chapter focuses on responding. Activities include analysing examples of not so nice advice, finding the best response, and a "response rally" for evaluating responses. Chapter 8 discusses taking care of the listener. Activities include creating a logo for listeners, finding your personal space, circles, and an unusual day in the life of a peer listener. Activities in chapter 9, "Making Choices," include dealing with puzzling decisions, and using all your skills. The tenth chapter contains a post-test on the Peer Listening Inventory, and a closing ceremony. (LLL)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Group Counseling, Group Dynamics, Helping Relationship, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Leadership, Leadership Training, Listening Skills, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Peer Counseling, Problem Solving
Educational Media Corporation, P.O. Box 21311, Minneapolis, MN 55421 ($8.95).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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