Over the last couple of weeks I have encountered many opportunities to practice my listening skills. Until recently I have always thought I was a good listener. The texts that are being used in class as well as the activities have made me realize that listening was not one of my strongest qualities. I realized that I was not always present in the conversations.
Last week we had our Administrative Work Session (we ended school on May 17) and I focused on listening. I did not take my phone, I-Pad, or computer with me. I figured by doing this I would be forced to be a better listener and by the end of the day I was! I could better recall the conversations and made connections on subject matters with other leaders that I have typically disagreed with in the past. I thought that possibly my thought process was not always different than the other leaders but that I was not actively listening.