Friday, June 4, 2021

Active Listening Skills

Active Listening Skills are a part of communication that can often be neglected. This can lead, to miscommunication, misunderstanding, confusion, conflict and many more problematic issues that could be avoided if people were skilled in active listening strategies.

Too often people make the mistake of listening with a view to how they will respond and get their point across. They can't wait for the person to stop talking so that they can have their say. Have you ever been guilty of this? If we listened with a different intent, e.g. to fully comprehend and understand the persons point of view, before formulating our response, we would find that our relationships, outputs, and productivity would benefit greatly.

The truth is that within the class room and the workplace, these very important skills are often not taught. They do require some knowledge and practice before becoming second nature.

The training resources below are suitable for classroom and workplace. They contain PowerPoint presentations, workbooks, and other activities such as google quizzes and crosswords. Watch this short video to get an understanding of what Active Listening is:

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Earth Day

Earth Day takes place on 22 April every year. It is a worldwide movement that offers an ideal opportunity to get learners thinking about their environmental footprint both in and outside of the classroom / workplace.  This year (2021) the theme is 'restore our earth'.

What's your plan for Earth day? If you need some inspiration and ideas, you can always visit They have some great webinars, speakers and general ideas for celebrating and creating a difference every day of the year, not just Earth Day.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

International Women's Day

 This special day is upon us, March 8th. Yes - its International Women's Day. A great time to celebrate women and bring awareness to some important issues such as gender equality, poverty, education, healthy work environments and much more. 

I have created a PowerPoint presentation that covers the following topics. It is interactive, informative and fun. It is also completely editable in various formats.

Topics Covered:

  • Main Aims of International Women’s Day (IWD)
  • Celebration, Empowerment, Encouragement.
  • Statistical Facts
  • Quick Quiz
  • The history of IWD – timeline of events
  • Important topics for discussion on IWD
  • Celebrating Inspirational Women (J K Rowling, Dr Mae Jemison, Malala Yousafzai, Yuna Kim, Jessica Watson, Obiagele Ezekwesili)
  • Identification and Writing Tasks
  • Responding to everyday workplace sexism