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Listen as the Student, Not the Teacher
May 20, 2021
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
-Rabindranath Tagore
“One of the most famous quotes about communication comes from Stephen R. Covey. He intelligently remarked that most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply,” wrote Wanda Thibodeaux in an article on Inc.com.

“In essence, this means that the most powerful thing you can do when you're talking to somebody is to focus on learning instead of educating, being the student rather than the teacher.”

Bethica Quinn with Rosalina Rodriguez, in their book, Treasures in the Thicket | Tesoros en el monte (part of the Reimagining Our Work collection and a Spanish-English dual language book), demonstrate what it means when a teacher becomes a student in listening to children. They used the process of creating a group book to listen deeply to each student, to seek first to understand before having any other interactions. Bethica and Rosalina, through their beautiful book, provide a roadmap for other educators of a way to respect, celebrate and elevate children’s thinking.

 
 




Treasures in the Thicket | Tesoros en el monte

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Explore children's creative process and the treasures revealed through their educator's insights as they develop their representational expression of values and culture. Written by an educator in a Spanish immersion preschool, this tender, visually engaging book includes Spanish and English text.

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