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(Originally published on April 29, 2016 and updated May 1, 2020)   Teachers do so much to help students learn and make a positive difference in their lives. Their caring presence has reassured students and their families that learning can continue in the midst of a pandemic, even as so much else is changing. Often […]

We often focus on literacy and language skills when thinking about what English Learners need to succeed.  And certainly that is an extremely important element! But one thing that struck us in the feedback from teachers using Listenwise is the impact of a relevant, captivating story. We hear over and over how students will naturally […]

Sharing is Caring We like to share at Listenwise. We are a small company so we often share snacks, desks and, of course, ideas. We love hearing from teachers who share how they are using Listenwise. We wanted to find a way to amplify your stories and let everyone know how you are engaging students […]

Using a Crowdsourcing Platform to Fund Listenwise Premium We know there are many of you who are using Listenwise’s free features but would LOVE to move to Premium with the additional literacy supports, the student accounts and the ability to make assignments. But your school just doesn’t have the budget. We thought we’d share with […]

What do On Point’s Tom Ashbrook and Listenwise teachers have in common? They met recently at a Listenwise workshop at WBUR. The workshop focused on how Humanities educators can use public radio in the classroom. Listenwise hosted a group of Humanities Curriculum leaders for an auditory learning workshop at the WBUR studios. Former WBUR Reporter (and […]

This year students in the 5th grade at The Park School in Brookline, Massachusetts studied immigration in-depth. They used stories on Listenwise to hear immigrant voices, understand their perspectives and connect modern day immigration stories to history. At the end of the year, groups of student worked on a project called The Immigrant Journey. They interviewed […]

Listenwise was recently featured on EdTalk Radio with special guest Sally Dodge, a middle school science teacher in Eastland Middle school in Roseville Michigan. EdTalk Radio host Larry Jacobs asked Sally to describe her students’ listening skills. Her answer? In one word, abysmal. Listen to the the full exchange.   This year Michigan introduced a […]

The Listenwise team had an exciting opportunity this summer to work with talented high school journalists at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting’s summer workshop at Boston University.  We taught the students how to make a podcast. These young journalists came from all over the country, as close as local Boston high schools and as far […]