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Listen Wise: Teach Students to Be Better Listeners

Listen Wise: Teach Students to Be Better Listeners

by Monica Brady-Myerov


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Discover how to engage your students effectively by strengthening their listening skills

In Listen Wise: Teach Students to Be Better Listeners, journalist, entrepreneur, and author Monica Brady-Myerov delivers a concise and thoughtful treatment of how to build powerful listening skills in K-12 students. You’ll discover real-world examples and modern, research-based advice about helping young people improve their listening abilities and their overall academic performance. With personal anecdotes from the accomplished author and accessible excerpts from the latest neuroscience of listening and auditory learning, the book is a critical resource that will explain why listening is the missing piece of the literacy puzzle.

This important book will show you:

  • Classroom stories and teacher viewpoints that highlight effective strategies to teach critical listening
  • Why building listening skills in students is crucial to improving reading, especially for English learners.
  • Why the Lexile Framework for Listening is contributing to a surging recognition of the importance of listening in the academic curriculum

Perfect for K-12 teachers looking for new ways to understand their students and how they learn, Listen Wise will also earn a place in the libraries of college and master’s level students in education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119755494
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/20/2021
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 431,476
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

MONICA BRADY-MYEROV is an award-winning NPR journalist, listening expert, and entrepreneur. She founded Listenwise, which offers a curated collection of public radio stories and podcasts tailored to K-12 classrooms and focused on building students’ listening skills. She is also a thought leader and sought-after speaker in the listening space.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 My Love of Audio Storytelling

Chapter 2 Listening Is a Skill

Chapter 3 This Is Your Brain on Listening

Chapter 4 How to Teach Listening

Chapter 5 The Intersection Between Listening and Reading

Chapter 6 English Learners and Listening

Chapter 7 Assessing Listening

Chapter 8 Creating Podcasts

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