Follow the links below to view videos with helpful information about listening and classroom use of audiobooks.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video depiction must be priceless! Watch this short clip of what it looks like to incorporate RFB&D’s audiobooks in the classroom. Watch Video
Watch our Building Confidence, Building Lives video to understand the impact RFB&D and the Learning Through Listening program have on the lives of students with print disabilities. Watch Video
Watch this short video, Active Listening, to learn how a middle school English teacher used information from our learningthroughlistening.org article "The Benefits of Teaching Listening" and the lesson plan "The Severus Snape Debate" to enhance her Writers Workshop curriculum. Watch Video
Neuropsychologist David Rose, chief scientist of cognition and learning at CAST and a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, describes the importance of learning through listening and introduces his multimedia paper on that subject. Watch Video
CAST’s David Rose describes the three broad regions of the brain — the recognition network, the strategic network and the affective network — that coordinate how we listen and learn. Watch Video
CAST’s David Rose describes a framework for the effective presentation of information and knowledge that correlates to the three brain networks. According to Rose, providing multiple means of recognition, expression and engagement are key principles for supporting learners with individual needs and styles. Watch Video
Learning Through Listening in Your Classroom: A Guide to Implementing Your RFB&D Program. This video is a 2008 APEX Award of Excellence winner.
- Part 1 — A welcome to RFB&D’s video guide to successfully incorporating the Learning Through Listening program into your classroom. We visited with Anne Echols and Alisha White, experienced teachers at the Howard School in Atlanta, Georgia, to hear how they have been successfully using RFB&D’s Learning Through Listening program in their classrooms every day. Watch Video
- Part 2 — Anne and Alisha explain the importance of using recorded books to help students learn phonemic awareness and other skills considered critical by the National Reading Panel. Watch Video
- Part 3 — Explore the importance of listening skills for academic achievement and the additional benefits to students’ self esteem and independence. Watch Video
- Part 4 — Tips from the teachers on how to implement the program in various classroom settings, such as whole group, small group and listening centers. Watch Video
- Part 5 — Advice on how to incorporate the Learning Through Listening program into your daily classroom routine. Watch Video