“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”
– Ernest Hemingway
What is Mindful Listening?
An exercise in listening carefully to the sounds around us so that we can better attend to them. Mindful Listening can be a great tool to calm ourselves down.
what will students do?
Students will be read the book
What Does It Mean to Be Present?
by Rana DiOrio
Students will then sit with a
They will hear a chime that will be used to cue their attention and allow them to then focus on sounds around them.
Students will volunteer sounds they were able to hear during a Mindful Minute.
The class will discuss how sounds can impact us and how we can pause throughout our days to pay attention to the sounds in our world.
Additional Mindful Listening Activities
A link to exploring how we emotionally respond to a variety of sounds.
Emotions of Sound
A link to guided audio mindfulness practice by Annaka Harris, author and mindfulness teacher.
Mindful Practice for Children
A link to a 5-minute mindfulness practice video.
List of supporting books
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