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Listen Wise - by Monica Brady-Myerov (Hardcover)

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Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 240

Genre: Education

Sub-Genre: Teaching Methods & Materials

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Book theme: Language Arts

Author: Monica Brady-Myerov

Language: English

Street Date: April 20, 2021
TCIN: 82299446
UPC: 9781119755494
Item Number (DPCI): 247-12-8656
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


Book Synopsis

Discover how to engage your students effectively by strengthening their listening skills

In Listen Wise: Teach Students to Be Better Listeners, journalist, entrepreneur, and author Monica Brady-Myerov delivers a concise and thoughtful treatment of how to build powerful listening skills in K-12 students. You'll discover real-world examples and modern, research-based advice about helping young people improve their listening abilities and their overall academic performance. With personal anecdotes from the accomplished author and accessible excerpts from the latest neuroscience of listening and auditory learning, the book is a critical resource that will explain why listening is the missing piece of the literacy puzzle.

This important book will show you:

  • Classroom stories and teacher viewpoints that highlight effective strategies to teach critical listening
  • Why building listening skills in students is crucial to improving reading, especially for English learners.
  • Why the Lexile Framework for Listening is contributing to a surging recognition of the importance of listening in the academic curriculum

Perfect for K-12 teachers looking for new ways to understand their students and how they learn, Listen Wise will also earn a place in the libraries of college and master's level students in education.

From the Back Cover


Often overlooked but crucial to the development of successful academic performance and life skills, listening skills form part of the necessary foundation of literacy. In Listen Wise: Teach Students to Be Better Listeners, author, journalist, and entrepreneur Monica Brady-Myerov offers readers an accessible and insightful guide for educators to help students improve active listening skills.

"We can all improve our listening skills, given thoughtful guidance on what influences how we absorb, understand and retain ideas and information. Monica has drawn on decades of her experience as an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and parent to share lessons that every educator will value."
--Betsy Corcoran, Co-founder, EdSurge, award-winning journalist, The Washington Post and Forbes Media

"If you are looking for a clear and powerful handbook for improving students' abilities to listen to extended and complex academic messages, this is it. Monica Brady-Myerov has written a well-researched and highly practical resource that will become a valuable cornerstone for your theory and practice."
--Dr. Jeff Zwiers, Stanford University Graduate School of Education

"It's a scandal if a child leaves school unable to read or write, but the vast majority leave every year without ever learning how to listen effectively. This book is long, long overdue and should become a vital resource in all schools as they set about designing their listening curriculum."
--Julian Treasure, Sound and Communication Expert and Chairman, The Sound Agency

About the Author

MONICA BRADY-MYEROV is an award-winning NPR journalist, listening expert, and entrepreneur. She founded Listenwise, which offers a curated collection of public radio stories and podcasts tailored to K-12 classrooms and focused on building students' listening skills. She is also a thought leader and sought-after speaker in the listening space.

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