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    Original posts due (each week) on Wednesday by 11:59pm.
    Student discussion posts should be at least 200 words. Student posts should be thoughtful and accurate (proofread before clicking "submit"). Also, be sure to credit any outside source in APA style!
    Comment on an original discussion posts made by a peer by Sunday 11:59pm. Vary which classmate you comment to each week.
    -- Meaningful comments to classmates are not general comments of encouragement like "good post, I learned something new." Instead, your comment(s) should connect that week's textbook content with the peer's post and your own thoughts.
    Discussion prompt:

    Describe a time this week where you listened "mindfully." Use terms and phrases from Wood (2010) to show that you know what mindful listening means. (2 points)
    Describe a time this week where you experienced one or more obstacle to mindful listening. What was the obstacle? (1 point)
    Share a time where someone was not listening well to you. Explain---using concepts from the Wood (2010) chapter---how they failed to listen properly, i.e., psuedolistening. (2 points)
    Share a time where someone was a great listener (this week). How so? How did it make you feel?
    (1 point)
    Comment to a peer about his/her posts. Make sure to write about the content of their post and how it relates to what you're learning in the textbook. (2 points)

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    Describe a time this week where you listened "mindfully." Use terms and phrases from Wood (2010) to show that you know what mindful listening means. (2 points)

    I listened mindfully to my grandparents this week by intensely focusing on what was being said by them. I engaged by allowing my facial expression, gestures, and tone of my voice as well as the volume dictate my interactions with my grandparents. I was extremely aware and observed all the statements that were made to cultivate empathy toward the subjects that were being discussed by my grandparents. Instead ...

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