Stephen Covey’s Habit 4 advises Suzuki teachers and parents to seek first to understand, then be understood in order to be effective when working with children. This type of listening from the heart can be one of the hardest habits to develop because it demands that we actually share the feelings and thoughts of others before we communicate our own.
This is the fourth habit in the series of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Suzuki Teachers and Parents, based on the 7 Habits as set out by Stephen R. Covey. This episode discusses how habit 4 might look from the teacher’s or parent’s perspective and offers a few ideas about how to manage habit 4.
Here are links to the resources mentioned in the podcast (affiliate links):
067: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Suzuki Teachers & Parents (podcast episode that introduces the series)
Habit 1: Be Proactive | Take Charge (podcast)
Asking the Right Questions (podcast)
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