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How to teach children conversational skills

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This article from Edutopia offers eight simple and practical tips for helping children develop their conversational skills of speaking and listening.

Conversations are important for broadening knowledge, deepening understanding and building relationships, and author Allen Mendler, an educational consultant and author of several books on teaching, proposes that conversational skills are a part of student’s SEL that need to be intentionally taught in classrooms.