The Institute offers a model of teaching counseling and listening skills to teachers, advisors, administrators, and other school personnel with the goal of helping teachers strengthen and deepen their relationships with students. Both teachers are already seeing the results of the professional development in their work at Bay.
Abram says of his time at the Institute, “My big takeaway was that ‘deep listening’ is a skill that can be cultivated through practice. Taking time to listen with a variety of strategies has already paid off for me as class dean and in my relationships outside of Bay as well.”
“It was an amazing experience,” says Lucci. “We did a lot of work on active listening: listening beyond difference, listening during conflict, listening during a crisis, etc. I've already noticed the work paying off in my new position as dean while working with students.”