Image of the Attentiveness Teacher PackAttentiveness is “concentrating on the person or task before me.” Not only does this help you learn, but it shows how much you value the person or project in front of you.

Attentiveness isn’t always easy, especially in today’s multi-media and fast-paced world. Sometimes you have to silence your phone, turn off the television, or face away from other distractions in order to give someone the respect and attention they deserve.  


  1. Look at people when they speak.
  2. Ask questions if I don’t understand.
  3. Sit or stand up straight.
  4. Not draw attention to myself.
  5. Not be distracted by others.


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Learn hand motions for the poem and song. Taught by Robert Greenlaw.

Get lyrics to the poem in the Attentiveness Teacher Pack.

Read the full nature story in the Attentiveness Teacher Pack.

Get music for "I'll Be Attentive" in the Songbook & CD set.