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121: Thought for Teachers: Do You Listen Like a Doctor?
Welcome to Episode 121 of the Teachonomy Talks podcast. This is a Thought for Teachers episode, and in it I have a single thought for you to ponder that will hopefully give you something to reflect on as you go about your day. Today’s Thought: “Do You Listen Like a Doctor?”
Did you know that our interactions with doctors are very similar to those we have with our students every day? Let’s talk about it…
We have students who are willing to wait as long as it takes to tell us the issues they are facing or the problems that are causing them pain. All they need many times is for us to come to them and genuinely ask “What seems to be the problem?” and await their answer.
They are looking for someone who intimately understands and cares about the issues that are causing them pain, and is willing to listen intently to what they have to say.