As a teacher, I get to talk – alot. I get to fill a whole hour. I don’t have to ask a single question. I can just talk, and they have to sit there and follow along. It’s kinda nice. It’s a little addicting.
I love it when I get to listen though. I can learn more when I listen. I love being in conversations where I get to just sit and listen.
It’s not just listening to what’s being said. It also includes listening to what’s not being said. That’s a much harder skill to learn – something that I am learning. Listen to what is said – then listen to everything else. You’ll learn more.